Cost of Irrigation Water in California

Cost of Irrigation Water in California : A Cooperative Report (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Cost of Irrigation Water in California: A Cooperative Report In California the following types of enterprises furnish irriga tion water: public utilities. Contract companies, irrigation districts, mutual water companies, individuals. Partnerships, associations, pri vate companies, United States Bureau of Reclamation, United States Indian Service, State land settlements, water works districts, municipal improvement districts and reclamation districts. However, for the purpose of this investigation, most of the data collected may be grouped in four classes: public utilities, mutual water companies, irrigation districts and farm irrigation pumping plants. For a report of this character to be useful in published form, it should give information on the type of irrigation system, locality, age, source of water supply, amount of water delivered, acreage irrigated, crops raised, capital invested, and water charges, in addition to annual cost of water to the irrigator. In this study such data were obtained by visiting the principal irrigation enterprises of the state. The tables on cost of irrigation water are based on data furnished by the agency distributing the water or by the water user. On the major and more important tables, a notation to this effect is made. It was neither feasible nor practicable to extend the investigation to include all irrigation enterprises in California. However, it is believed that the data presented are well representative of the costs throughout the state. Much information collected was so fragmentary and incomplete that its inclusion was not warranted. \vhile the report covers the past several years, the data for the vear 1929 are presented in more detail than that for other years. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 240g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243189788
  • 9780243189786