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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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Walker, Wynn R.,
Skogerboe, Gaylord V.,
Smith, S. W.
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
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-161 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
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.