Drainage by Pumped Wells in Wellton-Mohawk District

by Theodore H. Moser,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 3, Pg. 199-208

Document Type: Journal Paper


After Colorado River water was used for irrigation in the Welton-Mohawk District in southwestern Arizona, a drainage problem resulted. The most feasible means of controlling ground-water elevations was by pumped wells discharging into a concrete-lined channel. Although effective for drainage, this caused a salinity problem with Mexico. Eventually, a bypass channel was constructed as solution, but flood flows in Gila River in 1966 complicated the salinity and drainage problems.

Subject Headings: Drainage wells | Drainage | Salinity | Irrigation districts | Pumps | Wells (water) | Water discharge | Concrete | Colorado River | Arizona | United States | Mexico

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