American Society of Civil Engineers


Soil Water Chemistry of Irrigation with Drainwater


by B. R. Faulkner and J. C. Guitjens, M.ASCE

pp. 1483-1488

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Document type: Conference 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.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Agriculture
Drainage
Irrigation
Soil water
Soils
Solutes
Chemical properties
Wetlands