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Water Importation

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Science  11 Feb 1972:
Vol. 175, Issue 4022, pp. 667-669
DOI: 10.1126/science.175.4022.667


We conclude, then, that large-scale importation of irrigation water into water-deficient areas in the United States should not be undertaken simply because it is technically feasible, the water and land are available, and water deficits now or in the foreseeable future can be documented. Rather, we believe that if there is a compelling reason for large-scale water importation, it is to prevent massive social and economic disruption in an established irrigated area.