BRUSHLAND MANAGEMENT FOR INCREASED WATER YIELD IN TEXAS 1 Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • 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 100millionplus acres of brushinfested 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 costsharing 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

published proceedings

  • JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association

author list (cited authors)

  • Griffin, R. C., & McCarl, B. A.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Griffin, Ronald C||McCarl, Bruce A

publication date

  • February 1989

publisher