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Main Title Return irrigation water, characteristics and effects.
Author Eldridge, E. F.
CORP Author Public Health Service, Portland, Oreg. Region IX.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare, Public Health Service, Region IX,
Year Published 1960
Report Number PB-215 401
Stock Number PB-215 401
OCLC Number 18647267
Subjects Irrigation water--Return flow. ; Irrigation water--Quality.
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Irrigation) ; ( Irrigation ; Water quality) ; Minerals ; Turbidity ; Aquatic biology ; Inorganic nitrates ; Bacteria ; Water supply ; Salinity ; Temperature ; Nutrients ; Odors ; Inorganic phosphates ; Chemical composition ; Return flow ; Water quality data
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  TD419.E42 1960y Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/12/2014
ELBD RPS EPA 950-R-60-003 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/18/2016
ESAD  PB-215 401 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/19/2005
NTIS  PB-215 401 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/27/2020
Collation 120 leaves : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
The paper documents that return irrigation water is a major factor affecting the quality of surface and ground waters. The report discussed the quantity and quality of the water required for irrigation, the disposition and use of this water, the factors influencing the quantity and quality of the water returned to surface or ground supplies, and the effects of this return flow on further use of the supplies in a complex of multiple uses. The investigation has shown that the potential water quality problems involve changes in salinity and hardness, temperature, turbidity, nutrients and aquatic growths, odor and taste, nitrates, and sanitary quality. Each of these factors is developed and documented and the actual and potential effects on water uses are analyzed. The major water uses considered are domestic and industrial water supply, fisheries, recreation and irrigation.
"May 1, 1960." Includes bibliographical references.