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|Main Title||Effect of irrigation on the chemical quality of low streamflow adjacent to Cedar Bluff Irrigation District, Kansas : a progress report /|
|Author||Leonard, Robert B.,|
|CORP Author||Geological Survey (U.S.). Water Resources Division.|
|Publisher||Kansas State Dept. of Health, Environmental Health Services,|
|Subjects||Water quality--Kansas--Ellis County. ; Water--Composition--Kansas--Ellis County. ; Groundwater--Quality--Kansas--Cedar Bluff Irrigation District. ; Irrigation water. ; Smoky Hill River Watershed (Colo. and Kan.)|
|Additional Subjects||Water quality--Kansas--Ellis Co ; Water--Composition--Kansas--Ellis Co ; Irrigation water|
|Collation||iv, 17 leaves : illustrations, 1 folded map ; 28 cm.|
Prepared as part of the cooperative program between the Environmental Health Services of the Kansas State Department of Health and the Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey. Includes bibliographical references (leaf 17).
Ground-water discharge from the expanding Cedar Bluff Irrigation District comprised successively larger proportions of low streamflow measured in an adjacent reach of the Smoky Hill River during seven salinity surveys between April 1964 and March 1967. After 1964 the percent composition of the inflow remained relatively constant, but the concentration of chloride in the irrigation reach progressively increased and the concentration of sulfate decreased in a downstream direction to values higher and lower, respectively, than in the calcium sulfate type irrigation water from Cedar Bluff Reservoir. The changes were caused mainly by variations in the rate and distribution of ground-water discharge from the district in response to fluctuations in the quantity of rainfall and applied irrigation water.