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Main Title Artificial Recharge in Water Resources Management.
Author Dvorace, Marvin J. ; Peterso, Sam H. ;
CORP Author Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Dept. of Agricultural Engineering.
Year Published 1970
Report Number OWRR-B-041-TEX; 06831,; B-041-TEX(4)
Stock Number PB-196 306
Additional Subjects ( Ground water recharge ; Water supply) ; ( Water supply ; Arid land) ; ( Water resources ; Management planning) ; Water conservation ; Recharge wells ; Semiarid land ; Irrigation ; Agriculture ; Ground water ; Sediments ; Economic factors ; Texas ; Ogallala formation ; Artificial recharge
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-196 306 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 29p
Water resources for arid and semiarid regions of the United States are only marginal at the present time and new sources of water are no longer available. Artificial recharge techniques are presented as one method of partially alleviating the problem. Artificial recharge is presented in the context of the water depletion of the Ogallala formation on the High Plains of Texas. There, as in the United States as a whole, irrigated agriculture is the major water user. Several recharge mechanisms are discussed, such as recharge wells, shafts, holes, pits, trenches, rubble cones, and water spreading. All of the methods share the problem of sediment content in water used for recharge, but the problem is not insurmountable. In some cases economic value of artificially recharged water has already outweighted the limitations. (WRSIC-abstract)