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Economics and Resource Planning Team

Economic and Financial Analyses

Our economists perform a wide range of water-resource-related analyses, primarily concerning:

We use our economic expertise to:

Our services for Reclamation and other governmental agencies include:

  • Economic formulation of alternative water management plans
  • Determining the value of municipal and industrial water for water market transfers
  • Applying economic models to estimate impacts in environmental impact statements
  • Computing the ability-to-pay of irrigators and rural communities for water
  • Determining the value of environmental resources such as wetlands and endangered species
  • Determining recreation use benefits
  • Evaluating actions affecting Native American Indians
  • Preparing project final cost allocations
  • Developing economic standards for land classification
  • Valuation of hydropower, including modeling and FERC relicensing analysis
  • Economic decision making for the Safety of Dams Program
  • Researching new techniques and analytical tools
Glen Canyon Dam

Special Feature: “Understanding Hourly Operations at Glen Canyon Dam”

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For further information about the Economics and Resource Planning Team, our people, and the services we provide, we invite you to follow any of the links on the left-hand navigation bar, or contact Randy Christopherson (303-445-2729 or RChristopherson@usbr.gov).