Irrigation Water Quality Evaluation

by Jerald E. Christiansen, (F.ASCE), Prof. Emeritus; Dept.of Agr. and Irrigation Engrg., Utah State Univ., Logan, Utah,
Lyman S. Willardson, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Dept. of Agr. and Irrigation Engrg., Utah State Univ., Logan, Utah,
Edwin C. Olsen, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Agr. and Irrigation Engrg., Utah State Univ., Logan, Utah,


Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 2, Pg. 155-169


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Many factors degrade water quality from an irrigation standpoint. Various methods are currently used for evaluating quality of irrigation water. A new method of evaluating irrigation waters at six levels for five important quality factors is given with explanatory notes of the effect of each factor on soils and plants along with examples of classification of a number of surface and ground waters.

Subject Headings: Irrigation water | Groundwater quality | Soil classification | Water level | Surface irrigation

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