Irrigation Districts in a Changing West – An Overview
17 Pages Posted: 4 May 2010
Date Written: January 4, 1982
This essay reviews the history and evolution of special governmental districts organized to manage water, especially water for agricultural irrigation, in the American West. It shows how they have a curious mix of public and private attributes, and are changing their focus as the demographics and politics of the west change.
Keywords: water resources management, agricultural irrigation, water politics, American west, special governmental districts
JEL Classification: K00, Q00
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