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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1953. Department of Agricultural Economics.


Copyright 1953, the author. Used by permission.


The purpose of this study is to make an economic analysis of water distribution costs for methods of irrigation in central Nebraska.Data from a recent study conducted to determine water distribution costs, is applied to a particular farm in this area.This is accomplished by designing three adequate irrigation systems for a particular farm, each system representing a different method. The annual cost of each method is then determined and compared.The difference in annual cost between the systems will be capitalized to determine the additional investment that could be spent in land development before the annual costs become equal. The costs used will be for the three methods of water distribution after the water leaves the pump.No costs will be considered for pumping water.In the case of the sprinkler method, the extra cost of providing the necessary pressure will be added to the costs of the system.

Advisor:A. W. Epp