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Main Title Ground Water Recharge as Affected by Surface Vegetation and Management.
Author Klut, A. ; Danielso, R. E. ; Linde, D. R. ; Hamake, Philip ;
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Environmental Resources Center.
Year Published 1972
Report Number Completion-41; DI-14-01-0001-1434; OWRR-B-013-COLO; 04555,; B-013-COLO(2)
Stock Number PB-214 579
Additional Subjects ( Ground water recharge ; Irrigation) ; ( Soil water ; Vegetation) ; Evaporation ; Mulches ; Water table ; Soil structure ; Colorado ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-214 579 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 53p
Ground water resources on the high plains of Colorado are being mined for irrigation at a rate surpassing natural recharge of the aquifer. Detailed information on recharge rates, as well as possible methods for increasing recharge, is essential to sound agricultural planning. Various surface soil treatments were investigated in field experiments to determine their effect on ground water recharge. Plots were established in 1967 on initially very dry soil of semi-arid native range land. The water table is about 100 feet below the surface. Water content profiles were measured periodically to determine the downward movement of water resulting from the surface treatments. Changes in the total water content of the profile were used to evaluate soil water accumulation and possible ground water recharge. A 2.5 cm coarse sand and gravel mulch, with vegetation controlled by herbicides, accumulated 50% of the annual precipitation during a two-year period. The sand and gravel mulch with native grass vegetation showed only seasonal fluctuations in the upper 120 cm of the profile with no net accumulation of water. (Author)