Soil Water Chemistry of Irrigation with Drainwater

by B. R. Faulkner,
J. C. Guitjens, (M.ASCE),



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water

Abstract:

The use of drainwater for irrigation was demonstrated as a management option that reduces net farm drainage and provides control over water quality (O'Brien and Guitjens, see these proceedings). Although the potential for drainwater use has been demonstrated, the long-term effects on soil water salinity and soil structure, and net transport of salutes to wetlands, are less easily observable. The objective was to investigate the possible long-term effects on soil and drainwater chemistry.



Subject Headings: Soil water | Chemical properties | Agriculture | Drainage | Irrigation | Wetlands (fresh water)

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