Water-Use Trends in the Desert Southwest-- 1950-2000

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Title Water-Use Trends in the Desert Southwest-- 1950-2000
Creator Konieczki, A.D.; Heilman, J.A.
Subject Water use; Agriculture; Industrial water supply; Population
Spatial Coverage Arizona; California; New Mexico; Nevada; Utah; Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Description The population in the Desert Southwest is among the fastest growing in the country. In this area, groundwater supplies have been developed, surface-water resources have been fully appropriated, and conservation and conjunctive water-use measures are being used to meet water-resource needs. Complex networks of water-distribution systems have been developed to deliver surface-water supplies, and interstate agreements, such as the Colorado River Compact of 1922, help manage the distribution of water among many States in the Western United States, including Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. The Colorado River, which lies on the borders of Arizona, California, and Nevada, plays an important role in supplying water to the Southwest. Water from the Colorado River is used to irrigate extensive farmland in the southern California deserts and is delivered to southern and central Arizona through the Central Arizona Project canal for domestic and agricultural uses. It is also the
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Date 2004
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/sir/2004/5148/ ). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/sir/2004/5148/
Source Konieczki, A.D. and Heilman, J.A., 2004,Water-Use Trends in the Desert Southwest-- 1950-2000: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5148, 32 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Daureen Nesdill; Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s6xp73vw
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-02-04
Date Modified 2005-10-06
ID 1145783
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xp73vw
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