Management of groundwater overdraft in the Phoenix, Arizona, area

David B. Boggs, Robert W. Hinks, Dennis C. Cory

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Abstract

By law, the overdrafting of groundwater in the Phoenix, Arizona, area must cease by the year 2025. Safe yield can be achieved by means of conservation, water supply augmentation, and condemnation of groundwater pumping rights. With 40% of water supply coming from groundwater, achievement of safe yield will mean dramatic changes to groundwater users - especially to irrigated agriculture, the billion dollar sector of the economy which uses up to 70% of this water. A regional approach is adopted to specify aquifer parameters and water production costs to enable an economic analysis of the effects of groundwater pumping reductions on the agricultural sector to be made. The assumptions and application of this methodology are explained, and the direction of continuing research is detailed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc Symp Watershed Plann Anal Action
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages370-379
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0872627675
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
EventProceedings of the Symposium on Watershed Planning and Analysis in Action - Durango, CO, USA
Duration: Jul 9 1990Jul 11 1990

Publication series

NameProc Symp Watershed Plann Anal Action

Other

OtherProceedings of the Symposium on Watershed Planning and Analysis in Action
CityDurango, CO, USA
Period7/9/907/11/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Boggs, D. B., Hinks, R. W., & Cory, D. C. (1990). Management of groundwater overdraft in the Phoenix, Arizona, area. In Proc Symp Watershed Plann Anal Action (pp. 370-379). (Proc Symp Watershed Plann Anal Action). Publ by ASCE.