Benefits and costs of agricultural nonpoint-source pollution contols: The case of St. Albans Bay

C. E. Young, J. S. Shortle

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Abstract

Benefits of a combined program to control agricultural runoff and upgrade municipal wastewater treatment in the St. Albans Bay watershed of Lake Champlain in Vermont are estimated to exceed costs by $1.7 million for the period 1981-2030. Control of runoff from dairy farms in the watershed may increase net farm income due to cost-share payments and more efficient use of manure nutrients. Appreciation in property values and enhanced recreational experiences were the primary water quality benefits. Insufficient information is available to isolate the marginal benefits attributable to the individual control efforts and to determine optimal levels of water quality improvements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-67
Number of pages4
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume44
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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