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May 9, 2003 - Documentation for Sonny Hinojosa, Manager, Hidalgo County Irrigation .... Jason Morris. .... Assessment of Technology and Efficiency Status .

TR-220 May 2003

Economic and Conservation Evaluation of Capital Renovation Projects: Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2 (San Juan) – 48" Pipeline Replacing Wisconsin Canal – Preliminary

M. Edward Rister Ronald D. Lacewell Allen W. Sturdivant John R. C. Robinson Michael C. Popp

Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University

TR-220 May 2003

Economic and Conservation Evaluation of Capital Renovation Projects: Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2 (San Juan) – 48" Pipeline Replacing Wisconsin Canal – Preliminary

M. Edward Rister Ronald D. Lacewell Allen W. Sturdivant John R. C. Robinson Michael C. Popp

Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University Rio Grande Basin Initiative is administered by the Texas Water Resources Institute of the Texas A&M University System with funds provided through a federal initiative, “Rio Grande Basin Initiative,” administered by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement Numbers 200145049-01149 and 2001-34461-10405.

Preface1 Recognizing the seriousness of the water crisis in South Texas, the U.S. Congress enacted Public Law 106-576, entitled “The Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Resources Conservation and Improvement Act of 2000 (Act).” In that Act, the U.S. Congress authorized water conservation projects for irrigation districts relying on the Rio Grande for supply of agricultural irrigation, and municipal and industrial water. Several phases of project planning, development, evaluation, prioritization, financing, and fund appropriation are necessary, however, before these projects may be constructed. The Bureau of Reclamation is the agency tasked with administering the Act and it has issued a set of guidelines for preparing and reviewing such proposed capital renovation projects. Based on language in the Act, the “Guidelines for Preparing and Reviewing Proposals for Water Conservation and Improvement Projects Under Public Law 016-576 (Guidelines)" require three economic measures as part of the Bureau of Reclamation’s evaluation of proposed projects: < <

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