Comparison of alternative estimators of deep percolation in full and deficit irrigation
Farmers are increasingly selling their water rights to growing municipalities and abandoning their farms (buy and dry). A loss of food production in the midst of a growing population is a recipe for food shortages. There is a need for municipalities to meet their water demand from the water rights held by farmers while farmers continue to produce crops. One solution to prevent a 'buy and dry' scenario is for farmers to lease a portion of their water rights to municipalities and continuing to farm under a deficit irrigation program. For this solution to work Colorado Water Law requires that ...
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Sanford, William E.