Benefits to fish, benefits to farmers: improving streamflow and water allocation in the Northwest

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Title: Benefits to fish, benefits to farmers: improving streamflow and water allocation in the Northwest
Author: Jaeger, William K.; Doppelt, Bob
Abstract: This paper is intended to outline a framework and provide policy recommendations for expanding the tools and approaches available to transfer water between out-of-stream and instream uses and also among out-of-stream uses. The document is an outcome of a multi-year effort to assess the costs and benefits of water acquisition strategies, begun in 2000 by the PSU (now UO) Center for Watershed and Community Health. The report suggests that one key to expanding water transfers in the region is to frame the goal, when possible, as a means to help all users of water—both farmers and other water right holders—to meet their objectives. This approach may be viewed more positively than ones which has at times been interpreted by some agricultural interests as involving only costs without any offsetting benefits for them or their communities.
Description: 25 p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/2331
Date: 2002-08


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