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Main Title Pollution control manual for irrigated agriculture /
Author Kepler, Keith. ; Carlson, Don ; Pitts, W. T.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Carlson, Don,
Pitts, W. Tom,
CORP Author Toups Corp., Loveland, CO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Denver, CO. Region VIII.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Region VIII ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-908/3-78-002; EPA-68-01-3562
Stock Number PB-290 137
OCLC Number 04407265
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Irrigation farming--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Water--Pollution--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Additional Subjects Irrigation ; Water pollution abatement ; Manuals ; Sampling ; Agriculture ; Water quality management ; Salinity ; Sediments ; Inorganic nitrates ; Pesticides ; Drainage ; Fertilizers ; Soil properties ; Ground water ; Cost effectiveness ; Water loss ; Sprinkler irrigation ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Leaching ; Surface water runoff ; Water law ; Return flow ; Best management practice
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 908/3-78-002 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/15/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 908/3-78-002 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
EOAD  EPA 908-3-78-002 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 02/13/2019
ERAD  EPA 908/3-78-002 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 04/02/2013
ESAD  EPA 908-3-78-002 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 12/05/2017
NTIS  PB-290 137 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 213 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
The manual is intended to expand understanding of irrigated agriculture-water quality relationships to a broad group, including water quality interests, water resource interests, and agricultural field technicians. Information on collecting pertinent information on the irrigation system, sampling techniques, and evaluation techniques for determining the water quality impacts of return flows, combined with beneficial use aspects allow irrigation to be put into perspective with other elements of a water quality plan. Development of best management practices (BMP's) incorporate this water quality information plus information on the various agricultural practices. Understanding of local conditions affecting BMP's can be developed within the evaluation framework. Traditional and recently developed irrigation practices are developed and evaluated in terms of use, pollutant loading pathways, cost, and effectiveness. Pollutants are discussed in terms of occurrence in nature, loading mechanisms, evaluation techniques, and effect upon beneficial use.
Prepared by Toups Corporation under Contract no. 68-01-3562. Aug. 1978. Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-193).