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Selected Problem Impacts

Besides the problem-specific impacts mentioned in the preceding chapter, there are a variety of general impacts that relate to many of the identified problems. Groundwater overdraft and surface water diversion are two such impacts. This chapter examines the first-order and higher-level consequences of groundwater overdraft and surface diversion in detail, providing more evidence that agricultural water impacts deserve the careful attention of U.S. policy makers.


Andy Wingo 2001-12-10