TREE REMOVALS AND SALINE SEEPAGE IN VICTORIAN CATCHMENTS: SOME HYDROLOGIC AND ECONOMIC RESULTS Report as inadecuate




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Average salt concentrations in a number of Victorian streams are related statistically to the proportions of their catchments cleared of trees for agriculture and to other catchment variables. A causal relationship is assumed, so that an economic evaluation of one of the external benefits of tree retention in a given catchment can be estimated. This is done by using the model to predict stream salinity increases that would occur with further clearing, and estimating the costs of such increases by either the costs experienced by water users, or the costs of restoring stream salinity to the original level. The methods are illustrated by application to a representative catchment.

Subject(s): Land Economics/Use

Resource /Energy Economics and Policy

Issue Date: 1981-08

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/22865 Published in: Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 25, Number 2 Page range: 134-148

Total Pages: 15

Record appears in: Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) > Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics





Author: Greig, P.J. ; Devonshire, P.G.

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/22865?ln=en







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