BRUSHLAND MANAGEMENT FOR INCREASED WATER YIELD IN TEXAS1
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ABSTRACT: Policies to encourage brush management are under consideration as a means to address the water scarcity issue in Texas. Additional water can be generated by treating some of the 100‐million‐plus acres of brush‐infested rangelands in Texas. Evidence of water yield benefits are, however, tentative at this time. Economic investigations based on available data show the potential desirability of brush management but also show benefits to be critically dependent on added water yield, value, and cost‐sharing policy. Wildlife, water rights, and environmental issues are also important considerations. The lack of research information on likely impacts makes it difficult to choose among alternative policies for encouraging brush management. More research on this potential opportunity is needed. Copyright © 1989, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
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Griffin, R. C., & McCarl, B. A.