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Influence of irrigation water quality on sediment loss from furrows

Lentz, R.D. and Sojka, R.E. and Carter, D.L. (1994) Influence of irrigation water quality on sediment loss from furrows. pp. 274-278. In: Proc. Conf. Agricultural Research to Protect Water Quality. USA-MN-Minneapolis, 1993/02/21-24.

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Abstract

Agricultural erosion research has focused on rainfall-induced soil loss, with comparatively little attention to furrow irrigation-induced erosion. One rationale for this is that rill erosion is mechanistically similar to erosion in irrigated furrows. However, significant differences exist between the two processes. These are related to soil conditions during initial stream advance, downstream flow rates, and chemical characteristics of the water stream. The salinity and sodicity of water in rills are low, owing to its atmospheric origin, whereas, irrigation water quality varies geographically and seasonally

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
NWISRL Publication Number: 0827
Subjects: Irrigation > Furrow irrigation > Erosion
Irrigation > Furrow irrigation > Runoff losses > Sediment
Water > Water quality
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Michelle Wayment
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:57
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 20:39
Item ID: 1065
URI: https://eprints.nwisrl.ars.usda.gov/id/eprint/1065

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