A Framework for Integrating NPS Pollution Prevention and Optimal Perennial Groundwater Yield Planning

by Oscar H. Daza, Utah State Univ, Logan, United States,
Richard C. Peralta, Utah State Univ, Logan, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Management of Irrigation and Drainage Systems: Integrated Perspectives


Water management agencies are responsible for protecting and guaranteeing the sustained availability of groundwater of adequate quality. The presented procedure helps determine water Best Management Practices (BMP) necessary for protecting groundwater quality while maintaining agricultural production. The procedure describes a conjunctive water management model for an irrigated area assumed to be composed of several subsystems. The procedure utilizes a transient multilayer groundwater hydraulic simulation/optimization (S/O) model. Included are constraints describing groundwater flow, volume balance equations interrelating hydrologic and management subsystems, and constraints describing the irrigation technology and management interests.

Subject Headings: Groundwater pollution | Hydrologic models | Frames | Federal government | Hydraulic models | Quality control | Best Management Practice | Nonpoint pollution

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