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Drought induced problems and responses of small towns and rural water entities in Colorado

Charles W. Howe

Drought induced problems and responses of small towns and rural water entities in Colorado

the 1976-1978 drought

by Charles W. Howe

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Published by Colorado Water Resources Research Institute, Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Colorado.
    • Subjects:
    • Water-supply, Rural -- Colorado,
    • Droughts -- Colorado

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Charles W. Howe, principal investigator ; Paul K. Alexander ... [et al.] ; submitted to Office of Water Research and Technology, U.S. Department of the Interior.
      SeriesCompletion report / Colorado State University, Colorado Water Resources Research Institute ;, no. 95, Completion report (Colorado Water Resources Research Institute) ;, no. 95.
      ContributionsAlexander, Paul K.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTD224.C3 H68 1980
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 88 p. :
      Number of Pages88
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4242981M
      LC Control Number80624068

        Agriculture is a major user of ground and surface water in the United States, accounting for approximately 80 percent of the Nation's consumptive water use and over 90 percent in many Western States. Efficient irrigation systems and water management practices can help maintain farm profitability in an era of increasingly limited and more costly water supplies.   Apart from disasters that occur directly in rural areas, damage to cities also impacts rural families, as urban-to-rural migration causes food shortages and the consumption of planting materials as occurred after the Haitian earthquake in All these factors may lead to a long-term disaster in rural areas as witnessed in Haiti [13, 14].

        The water level in a well can also be lowered if other wells near it are withdrawing water. When water levels drop below the levels of the pump intakes, then wells will begin to pump air - they will "go dry." Pumping a well lowers the water level around the well to form a cone of depression in the water . This flared last year when rural lawmakers tried to redistribute sales tax revenue from more populated to less populated areas. Rural counties, which still dominate the state’s geography, have seen their tax bases shrink and the population depart for cities. Compounding the problem is the fact that most urban lawmakers are Democrats.

      In northern China, for example, despite the massive expansion of groundwater markets in rural villages over the past ten years, there is little evidence of groundwater overdraft or other groundwater-extraction induced problems (Wang et al., a, b).   What I learned here, through the personal stories of the people and towns affected, was that the Dust Bowl was a m What I knew before about the s drought in the American Dust Bowl was this: there was an agriculture-destroying drought in and around Texas and Oklahoma during the Great Depression that made the economic devastation there even 4/5(K).


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