Soil Water Movement in Glacial Till: A Case Study in Central South Dakota

by Daniel E. Jewell, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation and Drainage


Between 1985 and 1987, the CENDAK Drainage Steering Committee conducted several investigations to assess the drainage needs for a proposed large-scale irrigation project in central South Dakota. The water balance studies are the focus of this paper. Four sites (two irrigated and two non-irrigated) were equipped with a variety of instrumentation (including weather stations, neutron-probe access tubes, and soil transiometers). The sites were monitored daily for a one-year period to determine soil-moisture fluxes between the ground surface and the shallow water table.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Soil water movement | Glacial till | Porous media flow | Instrumentation | Site investigation | Soil water | Shallow water | South Dakota | United States

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