Irrigation and Drainage: Today's Challenges

by Jerry Eggleston,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-251-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-251-7 (ISBN-10), 1980, Soft Cover, Pg. 496

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Conference information: 1980 Specialty Conference: Irrigation and Drainage | Boise, Idaho, United States | July 23-25, 1980

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Thirty-nine papers presented at the 1980 specialty conference of the ASCE Irrigation and Drainage Division are included. The papers are divided into 12 major topics: 1) Challenge of maintaining ground water quality 2) quantification of instream flow needs, 3) managing weather resources, 4) drain clogging, 5) irrigation with high salinity waters, 6) planning irrigation and drainage systems for optimum results, 7) drainage in northwestern U.S. and southwestern Canada, 8)using nonsaline low quality water, 9)production function related to evapotranspiration, 10) research challenges, 11) using nonsaline low quality waters, and 12) optimizing water conveyance systems. Many papers focus on computer applications of irrigation for agriculture, with individual papers on cotton, alfalfa and tomatoes. The effects of coal mining, cloud seeding, leaching and sedimentation are also explored. The conference was sponsored with the cooperation of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers and several Idaho agencies. Sixteen additional papers presented at the conference are cited, but were not available at time of printing.

Subject Headings: Irrigation | Drainage | Water quality | Salt water | Groundwater quality | Water resources | Water management | Quality control | Canada


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