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Main Title Best management practices for salinity control in Grand Valley /
Author Walker, Wynn R., ; Skogerboe, Gaylord V. ; Evans, Robert G.
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Author Title of a Work
Skogerboe, Gaylord V.,
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 ; for sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-162; EPA-S-802985
Stock Number PB-286 512
OCLC Number 04399959
Subjects Saline waters--Colorado River (Colo-Mexico) ; Salinity--Colorado River (Colo-Mexico) ; Soils, Salts in ; Salinization--Control--Grand Valley (Colo and Utah) ; Salinization--Control--Colorado River (Colo-Mexico) ; North America--Colorado River ; United States--Grand Valley
Additional Subjects Salinity ; Irrigation ; Water pollution control ; Grand Valley ; Fluid infiltration ; Inorganic salts ; Channels(Waterways) ; Drainage ; Farms ; Linings ; Efficiency ; Sprinkler irrigation ; Management ; Desalting ; Irrigation canals ; Scheduling ; Taxes ; Land use ; Constraints ; Cost effectiveness ; Colorado ; Best management practices ; Return flow ; Border irrigation ; Furrow irrigation
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EJBD  EPA 600-2-78-162 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/22/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-162 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-78-162 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/08/2016
EMBD  EPA/600/2-78/162 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/17/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-162 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-286 512 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 113 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A nontechnical summary of several research activities in the Grand Valley is given. Analyses of alternative measures of reducing the salt load originating from the Valley as a result of irrigation return flows are presented. These alternatives include conveyance channel linings, field relief drainage, on-farm improvements (such as irrigation scheduling, head ditch linings, sprinkler and trickle irrigation), economic control measures such as taxation and land retirement, modified legal constraints, and collection and treatment of return flows with desalting systems. The best management practices for salinity control in the Grand Valley should be primarily the structural rehabilitation and operational modification of the local irrigation system lying below the turnouts from the major canal systems. Canal linings appear in the optimal strategies at higher levels of valley-wide salinity control emphasis but only so far as lining the Government Highline Canal is concerned. Desalting would become a cost-effective alternative after major irrigation system improvements are implemented.
Issued July 1978. Includes bibliographical references (pages 108-112). Submitted by Agricultural and Chemical Engineering Department, Colorado State University, under grant no. Contract Number: S-802985.