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Introduction

  • Peter Culp
  • Robert Glennon
  • Gary Libecap
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Abstract

For the past fifteen years, many parts of the American West have been in the grip of a relentless drought. In 2011, the geographic reach of this drought spread east into Texas. Figure 1 presents a map of U.S. drought conditions as of August 19, 2014.

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Water Trading Carbon Disclosure Project Colorado River Basin Server Farm Western Water 
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  • Peter Culp
  • Robert Glennon
  • Gary Libecap

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