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The value of irrigation water varies enormously across the Upper Klamath Basin

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dc.creator Oregon State University. Extension Service
dc.creator Jaeger, William K. (William Kenneth)
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-01T22:46:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-01T22:46:13Z
dc.date.issued 2004-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/20326
dc.description Published January 2004. Reviewed January 2012. Please check for active titles in the OSU Extension Service website: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog en
dc.description.abstract In order to understand the economics of the 2001 irrigation curtailment in the Upper Klamath Basin, and the prospects for lower-cost solutions to future irrigation shortfalls, one must appreciate just how much the economic value of irrigation water varies from one piece of land to another throughout the Upper Basin. In any given location, the net revenue from irrigated agriculture depends fundamentally on the productivity of the soil—the main factor that determines what crops can be grown. Irrigated soils in the Upper Basin range from Class II (most productive) to Class V (least productive). These differences in soil quality (and climatic conditions) produce net revenues that vary by a factor of 20. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Corvallis, Or. : Extension Service, Oregon State University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EM (Oregon State University. Extension Service) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8843 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EM en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8843 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Upper Klamath Lake Watershed (Or.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Irrigation water -- Oregon -- Klamath Basin en_US
dc.title The value of irrigation water varies enormously across the Upper Klamath Basin en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US


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