Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Implementation of agricultural salinity control technology in Grand Valley /
Author Evans, Robert G., ; Walker, Wynn R. ; Skogerboe, Gaylord V. ; Binder, Charles W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Walker, Wynn R.,
Skogerboe, Gaylord V.,
Binder, Charles W.,
Law, James P.,
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 [distributor],
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-160; EPA-S-802985
Stock Number PB-286 510
OCLC Number 04364269
Subjects Saline irrigation ; Irrigation farming
Additional Subjects Salinity ; Irrigation ; Water pollution control ; Grand Valley ; Fluid infiltration ; Economic impacts ; Research projects ; Irrigation canals ; Salt water ; Drainage ; Tile drains ; Construction ; Scheduling ; Improvement ; Value engineering ; Reduction ; Inorganic salts ; Colorado River ; Farm crops ; Colorado ; Water distribution ; Return flow ; Trickle irrigation ; Furrow irrigation
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  S619.S24I454 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-2-78-160 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/29/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-160 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-78-160 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/08/2016
EMBD  EPA/600/2-78/160 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/17/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-160 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-286 510 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xvi, 193 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A summary of the results of applied research on salinity control of irrigation return flows in the Grand Valley of Colorado is presented for the period of 1969 to 1976. Salinity and economic impacts are described for the Grand Valley Salinity Control Demonstration Project which contains approximately 1,600 hectares and involves most of the local irrigation companies in the Valley. During the eight years of the demonstration project, 12.2 km of canals were lined, 26.54 km of laterals were lined, 16,400 meters of drainage tile were installed, a wide variety of on-farm improvements were constructed, and an irrigation scheduling program was implemented. On-farm improvements evaluated were solid-set sprinklers, side-roll sprinklers, drip (trickle) irrigation, furrow irrigation, and automatic cut-back furrow irrigation. The total value of the constructed improvements in the demonstration area was about $750,000. The total improvements resulted in a salt reduction of 12,300 metric tons per year reaching the Colorado River. This salt reduction results in an annual benefit to downstream water users of nearly $2,000,000. In addition, there are benefits to the local water users with increased crop yields, and to the people of Grand Valley in increased business.
"EPA-600/2-78-160"--Cover "July 1978"--Cover "Agricultural and Chemical Engineering Department Colorado State University"--T.p "Project Officer James P. Law, Jr. Source Management Branch Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory." Y. "Submitted in fulfillment of grant no. S-802985 by the Agricultural and Chemical Engineering Department of Colorado State University."--Page v Sponsored by the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-192).