The Impact of Delta Export Restrictions on Urban Water Consumption in Southern California.

Sunding, David and Newsha Ajam

from ARE Update Vol. 12, No. 6, Jul/Aug, 2009

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Abstract

Environmental restrictions have reduced Delta water supplies available to Southern California. In the shortrun, the cost of these restrictions could exceed $3 billion annually and will average nearly $470 million. With aggressive investments in conservation and other supplies, costs can be reduced to just over $150 million annually, but may still exceed $1 billion in dry years. Research is underway at UC Berkeley to improve the economic models used to calculate shortage losses to urban and agricultural consumers.

Keywords

California Delta, water supplies, water exports

Citation

Sunding, David and Newsha Ajam. "The Impact of Delta Export Restrictions on Urban Water Consumption in Southern California." ARE Update 12(6)(2009):5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2009/12/6/the-impact-of-delta-expor/