THE REGIONAL EFFECTS OF WATERLOGGING AND SOIL SALINIZATION ON A RURAL COUNTY IN THE ARKANSAS RIVER BASIN OF COLORADO

Rural counties along the Arkansas River of Colorado are being negatively affected as a result of irrigation induced waterlogging and soil salinization. Mathematical programming is first used to estimate the direct costs of these effects on agricultural production, then input-output analysis is used to estimate the indirect and induced impacts that are occurring. The average direct loss to agricultural production in Otero County Colorado was estimated to be approximately $68/acre. When the indirect and induced impacts are included, the total costs associated with waterlogging and soil salinization are estimated to increase by approximately 20% within this county.


Issue Date:
2004
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/36229
Total Pages:
19
Series Statement:
Selected Paper of the 2004 Annual Meeting, June 30-July 2, 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii




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