Drought’s Economic Impact on Agriculture
UC Davis researchers forecast the socio-economic effects of the drought on California agriculture for 2014 and beyond. Economists use computer models and the latest estimates of water deliveries, well-pumping capacities and acres fallowed. The researchers exploit new satellite remote-sensing technologies to estimate fallowed acreage as the drought unfolds.
2016 Study Downloads:
- Executive Summary (<1Mb, Posted August, 15, 2016)
- Main Report (<1Mb, Posted August, 15, 2016)
- Appendix Set (23 Mb, Posted August 15, 2016)
2015 Study Downloads:
- Executive Summary (Posted August, 18, 2015)
- Main Report (Posted August, 18, 2015)
- Full Report (Posted August, 18, 2015)
- Appendix Set (Posted August, 18, 2015)
2014 Study Downloads:
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