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Reclamation and Reuse of Irrigation Sediments

Robbins, C.W. (1987) Reclamation and Reuse of Irrigation Sediments. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 42(1):24-26.

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IRRIGATION canals and drainage
ditches often require periodic cleaning
to remove wind-blown or water-deposited
sediments. Ponds used to trap sediment
from irrigation runoff and food processing
wastewater also require periodic
cleaning if they are to remain effective.
The freshly removed sediment is usually
piled next to the canals or ponds for drying
and temporary storage.
Dredge materials often are stored near
the source until the piles become so large
they constitute a nuisance. Removal then is
necessary. Sediment piles frequently remain
in place for 10 years or more.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0597
Subjects: Irrigation > Furrow irrigation > Runoff losses > Sediment
Practical farm efficiency
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:52
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2017 19:01
Item ID: 474