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  • Evaluation of "Dry Year Option" Water Transfers from Agricultural to Urban Use 

    Yu, Kang; Chowdhury, Manzoor; Keplinger, Keith; Jones, Lonnie L.; Lacewell, Ronald D.; McCarl, Bruce A. (Texas Water Resources Institute, 1997-04)
    This study investigated the economics of an Edwards Aquifer region "dry-year option" buyout directed toward decreasing agricultural water use in an effort to augment springflow. The research involved several phases. First, ...
  • Evolution of Irrigation Districts and Operating Institutions: Texas, Lower Rio Grande Valley 

    Fernandez, Linda; Robinson, John R.C.; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Rister, M. Edward; Ellis, John R.; Sturdivant, Allen W.; Stubbs, Megan J. (Texas Water Resources Institute, 2003-07)
    The growing population in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley, shortfalls in water deliveries from Mexico, and multiple years of drought have placed an increased need for efficient water management and allocation in the ...
  • Expected Economic Benefits of the El Morillo Drain 

    Seawright, Emily; Rogers, Callie; DuBois, Megan; Sturdivant, Allen W.; Rister, M. Edward; Lacewell, Ronald D. (Texas Water Resources Institute, 2007-01-02)
    The study of the benefits (damages averted) attributable to the El Morillo Drain encompasses U.S. municipalities, industry, and agriculture. It is conservatively estimated that the annual direct benefits to residents of ...
  • A Farm-Level Evaluation of Agricultural Profit and Ground Water Quality: Texas Seymour Aquifer 

    Dyke, Paul T.; Harris, Billy L.; Benson, Verel W.; Ozuna, Teofilo Jr.; McCarl, Bruce A.; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Chowdhury, Manzoor (Texas Water Resources Institute, 1994-12)
    The Seymour Aquifer of north-central Texas is known to have elevated levels of nitrates. The design of economically sound policies for reducing agriculture's nitrate contribution to the aquifer suggests a need to evaluate ...
  • Farmers, Lenders and Water Districts Response to Texas 

    Misra, Sukant Ruma; Mathis, Kathy; Darwish, Ragy; Stanaland, Bobby; Talpaz, Hovav; Robinson, John; Johnson, Jeff; Lopez, Troy; Segarra, Eduardo; Lacewell, Ronald D. (Texas Water Resources Institute, 1993-11)
    There are 6.4 million irrigated acres in Texas with 80 percent irrigated from ground water and 20 percent irrigated from surface sources. This is compared to 8.6 million acres irrigated in 1979, a dramatic reduction. Total ...
  • Institutional Adjustments for Coping with Prolonged and Severe Drought in the Rio Grande Basin 

    Srinivasan, Raghavan; Ellis, John; Booker, James; DuMars, Charles R.; Frasier, Marshall; McGuckin, J. Thomas; King, J. Philip; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Young, Robert; Ward, Frank A. (Texas Water Resources Institute, 2001-02)
    The Rio Grande originates in the southern Colorado Rocky Mountains, flows through New Mexico, and forms the border between the U.S. and Mexico on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. Serving over one-million acres of irrigated ...
  • An Overview of Operational Characteristics of Selected Irrigation Districts in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley: Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2 (San Juan) 

    Sturdivant, Allen W.; Rister, M. Edward; Stubbs, Megan J.; Lacewell, Ronald D. (Texas Water Resources Institute, 2005-04)
    Population expansion and water shortfalls have placed the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley (Valley) center stage in water publicity. The unique characteristics and lack of public knowledge on how irrigation districts divert ...
  • An Overview of the Operational Characteristics of Selected Irrigation Districts in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley: Brownsville Irrigation District 

    Lacewell, Ronald D.; Sturdivant, Allen W.; Rister, M. Edward; Stubbs, Megan J. (Texas Water Resources Institute, 2004-08)
    Population expansion and water shortfalls have placed the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley (Valley) center stage in water publicity. The unique characteristics and lack of public knowledge on how irrigation districts divert ...
  • Pricing and Conservation of Irrigation Water in Texas and New Mexico 

    Teague, P. W.; Cornforth, G. C.; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Ellis, John R. (Texas Water Resources Institute, 1983-10)
    Two possible policy alternatives for management of limited water supplies in arid portions of Texas and New Mexico were analyzed for economic feasibility. Detailed studies of the potential impact of a water accumulation ...
  • Update of Estimated Agricultural Benefits Attributable to Drainage and Flood Control in Willacy County, Texas 

    Zinn, Michele; Ribera, Luis; Sturdivant, Allen; Rister, Ed; Petit, David; Freeman, Roger; Lacewell, Ronald D. (Texas Water Resources Institute, 2006)
    This study presents an economic analysis of agricultural benefits attributable to a proposed drainage project which includes on farm systems, laterals (ditches) and major canals designed to lower the groundwater table ...