GIS Utilization for Analysis of District Drainage Water Recycling

by Charles M. Burt, Cal Poly State Univ, San Luis Obispo, United States,
Robert E. Walker, Cal Poly State Univ, San Luis Obispo, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Management of Irrigation and Drainage Systems: Integrated Perspectives

Abstract: An ARC-INFO GIS system was used to identify physical drainage facilities in a 32,000 ha area of the San Joaquin Valley of California. Once the drainage facilities and linkages were established, it was possible to characterize the strategies used by various irrigation districts to control drainage outflows to the San Joaquin River. The motivation behind the study was the reduction of salt and selenium flows, via agricultural drainage, into the River.

Subject Headings: Drainage | Geographic information systems | Water reclamation | Recycling | Salt water | Irrigation systems | Drainage systems | Selenium | Rivers and streams | North America | California | United States

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