Seepage/Drainage Investigation Colusa County California

by B. E. Manderscheid, Boyle Engineering Corp, Sacramento, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology


High groundwater in the late winter months saturates the soil profile, causing damage to both crops and soil. Sustained water logging severely damages or destroys orchards. It has generally been accepted that seepage from the Sacramento River is the principal cause of high groundwater within a mile from the river. The study participants gathered, documented and analyzed basic data including soil permeability, the volume, source, movement, and chemical characteristics of the water, and hydraulic gradients. Implementation of the recommended solutions would alleviate seepage and related high groundwater problems that have plagued the Sacramento River area for over 75 years.

Subject Headings: Saturated soils | Soil analysis | Seepage | Permeability (soil) | Winter | Crops | River flow | Water flow | California | United States

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