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Irrigation Induced Water Quality Problems

Author : National Research Council
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When waterfowl began to die from selenium poisoning at Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge in California's San Joaquin Valley, considerable alarm arose among environmental and agricultural specialists. This new volume suggests that Kesterson is not a unique problem and the events there offer important lessons for the future. Irrigation-Induced Water Quality Problems uses the San Joaquin experience to suggest how we can prepare for similar problems elsewhere. As one committee member put it, "There will be elsewheres"--trace elements and organic contaminants are being concentrated by irrigation in many river basins. This book addresses how the Kesterson crisis developed, how irrigation can endanger water quality, and how economic, legal, and other factors impede our ability to respond to water quality problems. The committee explores how to study these problems, unraveling complex issues and clarifying the varying perspectives of farmers, environmentalists, scientists, and other key figures. This dispassionate analysis of a controversial topic will be useful to policymakers, resource managers, and agricultural specialists and farmers, as well as specialists in hydrology, water quality, irrigation, law, and environmental quality. It will also be useful as a case study in the environmental policy classroom.

U S Department of the Interior investigations of irrigation induced contamination of water sediment and biota

Author : R. L. Seiler
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Field Screening of Water Quality Bottom Sediment and Biota Associated with Irrigation Drainage in and Near Walker River Indian Reservation Nevada 1994 95

Author : Carl E. Thodal
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National Irrigation Water Quality Program Data synthesis Data Base

Author : R. L. Seiler
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The data base is available to the public and can be obtained at the NIWQP homepage http://www.usbr.gov/niwqp as dBase III tables for PC's or as SQL command and data files for SQL data bases (ASCII)

Reconnaissance Investigation of Water Quality Bottom Sediment and Biota Associated with Irrigation Drainage in the Owyhee and Vale Projects Oregon and Idaho 1990 91

Author : Frank A. Rinella
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Reconnaissance Investigation of Water Quality Bottom Sediment and Biota Associated with Irrigation Drainage in the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex California 1988 89

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Reconnaissance Investigation of Water Quality Bottom Sediment and Biota Associated with Irrigation Drainage in the American Falls Reservoir Area Idaho 1988 89

Author : Walton H. Low
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Reconnaissance Investigation of Water Quality Bottom Sediment and Biota Associated with Irrigation Drainage in the Klamath Basin California and Oregon 1988 89

Author : Stephen K. Sorenson
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Field Screening of Water Quality Bottom Sediment and Biota Associated with Irrigation in and Near the Indian Lakes Area Stillwater Wildlife Management Area Churchill County West central Nevada 1995

Author : Peter L. Tuttle
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Soil and Water Quality

Author : National Research Council
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How can the United States meet demands for agricultural production while solving the broader range of environmental problems attributed to farming practices? National policymakers who try to answer this question confront difficult trade-offs. This book offers four specific strategies that can serve as the basis for a national policy to protect soil and water quality while maintaining U.S. agricultural productivity and competitiveness. Timely and comprehensive, the volume has important implications for the Clean Air Act and the 1995 farm bill. Advocating a systems approach, the committee recommends specific farm practices and new approaches to prevention of soil degradation and water pollution for environmental agencies. The volume details methods of evaluating soil management systems and offers a wealth of information on improved management of nitrogen, phosphorus, manure, pesticides, sediments, salt, and trace elements. Landscape analysis of nonpoint source pollution is also detailed. Drawing together research findings, survey results, and case examples, the volume will be of interest to federal, state, and local policymakers; state and local environmental and agricultural officials and other environmental and agricultural specialists; scientists involved in soil and water issues; researchers; and agricultural producers.