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dc.contributor.authorHook, James E.
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Daniel L.
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-17T02:26:05Z
dc.date.available2012-06-17T02:26:05Z
dc.date.issued1995-04
dc.identifier.isbn0-935835-04-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/43996
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 1995 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 11 and 12, 1995, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractWater consumption in the Flint River Basin depends upon seasonal irrigation of the major row crops — corn, peanut, cotton, and soybean. Knowledge of each crop's water use pattern, water retention by major soil types, and probable weather patterns is essential for comprehensive water management in the basin. Crop model prediction of yield and water use under weather patterns of the past 58 years showed that irrigation water withdrawals can exceed 1200 million gal/day during peak use periods in drought years. If emergency irrigation restrictions that eliminated irrigation for 30- to 60-day periods were imposed to curtail irrigation water consumption, water savings could amount to 6 to 60 billion gallons annually in the Flint River Basin. However, in-season curtailment of irrigation for 30- to 60-days would cause direct economic losses to growers of $4 to $148 million, depending on timing and duration of restrictions. Alternative water management strategies should be developed for reducing irrigation demands in drought years.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored and Organized by: U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 with partial funding provided by the U.S. Department of Interior, Geological Survey, through the Georgia Water Research Institute as authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-397). The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of the University of Georgia or the U.S. Geological Survey or the conference sponsors.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI1995. Water Quantityen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectWater consumptionen_US
dc.subjectWater useen_US
dc.titleProjected Seasonal Water Consumption And Water Restrictions For Row Crop Irrigation In The A.C.F. Basinen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
dc.publisher.originalCarl Vinson Institute of Government


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