Artificial Recharge in Water Resources Managementby 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 | Resource management | Artificial recharge | Water reclamation | Water shortage | Land reclamation | Water storage | Groundwater management | Groundwater pollution
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