When Winning is Losing: Arkansas River Interstate Water Management Issues

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dc.contributor.author Harrington, Lisa M. Butler
dc.contributor.author Harrington, John A., Jr.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-26T16:28:20Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-26T16:28:20Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10-26T16:28:20Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6389
dc.description.abstract As the accessibility of local groundwater reserves declines, the quality of Arkansas River water flowing into southwestern Kansas is becoming a major concern. The Arkansas is a regulated river with significant diversions for irrigation occurring in eastern Colorado. Irrigation return flows have impaired the quality of water entering western Kansas. Salinity levels have the potential to impact both the alluvial aquifer and High Plains/Ogallala aquifer waters. In this paper. we document the significant changes in the nature of local water resource utilization based on archival research. We then present results from stakeholder interviews designed to obtain local knowledge regarding sensitivity and adaptive capacity to hydroclimatic variabiliity. en_US
dc.rights Permission to archive granted by Jay Lee, Executive Director, Applied Geography Conferences, Inc. September 14, 2010. en_US
dc.subject.LCSH Hydroclimatic variability en_US
dc.subject.LCSH Ogallala aquifer en_US
dc.subject.LCSH Irrigation en_US
dc.subject.LCSH Groundwater en_US
dc.title When Winning is Losing: Arkansas River Interstate Water Management Issues en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2005 en_US
dc.citation.ctitle Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences en_US
dc.citation.epage 51 en_US
dc.citation.spage 46 en_US
dc.citation.volume 28 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid lbutlerh en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jharrin en_US

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