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The problems associated with agricultural water use are arranged in this technology assessment in terms of the water cycle of the United States. This water cycle begins with a source, proceeds to a use, and terminates with a discharge. After providing background and context for the broad range of agricultural water problems, the report details some especially important first-order and higher-order impacts which result from current national policies and practices. The selected impacts focus on the withdrawal of groundwater and the diversion of surface water for agricultural use.

Andy Wingo 2001-12-10