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Main Title Development of Economic Water Harvest Systems for Increasing Water Supply.
Author Cluf, C. B. ; Dut, G. R. ; Ogde, P. R. ; Stroehlei, J. L. ;
CORP Author Arizona Water Resources Research Center, Tucson.
Year Published 1971
Report Number DI-14-01-0001-1425; OWRR-B-005-ARIZ; 09060,; B-005-ARIZ(6)
Stock Number PB-209 865
Additional Subjects ( Water supply ; Collecting methods) ; Specifications ; Gravel ; Plastics ; Structural design ; Catch basins ; Surface water runoff ; Soils ; Seepage ; Evaporation ; Economic analysis ; Rainfall ; Water conservation ; Gravel covered plastic
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-209 865 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 59p
The use of gravel covered plastic for the collection of precipitation was studied. Design specifications were developed so as to maximize efficiency with regard to gravel sizes versus degree and length of slope of the catchment. Different installation techniques are proposed including the use of a Gravel Extracting Soil Sifter (GESS) which was developed and successfully tested. This equipment will extract gravel from the soil, lay plastic and cover the plastic with gravel in one operation thus reducing installation and replacement costs. Water yield was investigated on different soil types in a coordinated laboratory and field investigation. (Author)