Advances in Irrigation and Drainage: Surviving External Pressures

by John Borrelli, (editor),
Victor R. Hasfurther, (editor),
Robert D. Burman, (editor),

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-370-5 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-370-X (ISBN-10), 1983, Soft Cover, Pg. x, 558
22 cm.
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Conference information: Specialty Conference on Advances in Irrigation and Drainage: Surviving External Pressures | Jackson, Wyoming, United States | July 20-22, 1983

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings

Abstract: This collection of papers, presented at the 1983 ASCE Irrigation and Drainage Specialty Conference held in Jackson, Wyoming, July 20-22, 1983, cover a variety of topics related to irrigation and drainage. Consumptive use estimation, measurement, management, and modeling are analyzed. Effects of irrigation on groundwater quality and drainage are addressed for the western United States with emphasis on farm water quality control. Water quality problems caused by increased irrigation efficiency are considered. Innovative approaches to the design, operation, and maintenance of irrigation systems and the performance of water conveyance structures are presented. Water rights problems associated with increased irrigation efficiency, water quality increases and instream flow are discussed. The potentials of weather modification are presented with a look at State and Federal roles. A special set of papers contains an evaluation of the curve number approach to watershed runoff and modeling. Papers on watershed runoff modeling and management are also presented. Another set of papers address and analyze the effects of different types of mining on groundwater throughout the United States.

Subject Headings: Irrigation | Drainage | Groundwater quality | Water conservation | Water rights | Quality control | Irrigation systems | External pressure | North America | United States


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