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Main Title Evaluation of irrigation methods for salinity control in Grand Valley /
Author Evans, Robert G., ; Walker, Wynn R. ; Skogerboe, Gaylord V. ; Smith, Stephen W.
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Evans, Robert G.,
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Dept. of Agricultural and Chemical Engineering.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK. Source Management Branch.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available through the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-161; EPA-S-802985
Stock Number PB-286 511
OCLC Number 04364287
Subjects Irrigation--Grand Valley (Colo and Utah) ; Salinity--Grand Valley (Colo and Utah) ; Colorado--Parachute ; Irrigation--Colorado--Grand Valley ; Salinity--Colorado--Grand Valley
Additional Subjects Salinity ; Irrigation ; Water pollution control ; Grand Valley ; Scheduling ; Agriculture ; Saline soils ; Ditches ; Sprinkler irrigation ; Performance evaluation ; Comparison ; Surface irrigation ; Colorado River Basin ; Subsurface irrigation ; Cost effectiveness ; Recommendations ; Colorado ; Return flow ; Trickle irrigation ; Furrow irrigation ; Border irrigation
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EHAM  S619.S24E853 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-161 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/29/2013
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-78-161 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/08/2016
EMBD  EPA/600/2-78/161 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/17/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-161 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-286 511 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xv, 172 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Irrigation return flows in the Upper Colorado River Basin carry large salt loads as a result of contact with the saline soils and the marine derived geologic substratum. The Grand Valley of western Colorado is a major contributor to the salinity problems of the basin and is, therefore, a logical region to test the effectiveness of agricultural salinity control alternatives. This study emphasized the implementation of on-farm salinity control alternatives; primarily evaluating irrigation scheduling, furrow irrigation, sprinkler irrigation, and trickle irrigation. Border irrigation was also evaluated, but was not implemented as part of this study. The cost-effectiveness of the various on-farm alternatives in the Grand Valley is summarized and presented in this report.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-171). Submitted by Agricultural and Chemical Engineering Department, Colorado State University, under grant no. Contract Number: S-802985.