Artificial Recharge in Water Resources Management

by Marvin J. Dvoracek, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Agric. Engrg. Dept., Texas Tech. Univ., Lubbock, TX,
Sam H. Peterson, Res. Assoc.; Agric. Engrg. Dept., Texas Tech. Univ., Lubbock, TX,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 2, Pg. 219-232

Document Type: Journal Paper


Areas with imminent or possible water shortages must consider artificial ground-water recharge as a tool in water resource managements. Several methods such as multipurpose wells, pits, shafts, holes, trenches, and spreading have been utilized. Some of the major problems encountered are sedimentation, pollution hazard, and economic feasibility. Benefits derived include conservation, land reclamation, and off-season storage of imported waters. The primary sources of water for artificial recharge are surface runoff waters, effluents or waste waters, and imported water.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Water shortage | Artificial recharge | Groundwater management | Resource management | Land reclamation | Water reclamation | Water storage

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