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Preliminary results of the Department of the Interior's irrigation drainage studies

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Abstract

The Department of the Interior, in 1986, began irrigation drainage studies in nine areas in seven Western states to determine whether irrigation drainage has caused or has the potential to cause harmful effects on human health, fish, and wildlife, or might reduce the suitability of water for beneficial uses. Results of the seven studies completed in 1987 are presented and are compared to baselines, standards, criteria, and other guidelines helpful for assessing the potential of observed constituent concentrations in water, bottom sediment, and biota to result in physiological harm to fish, wildlife, or humans. Selenium is the constituent most commonly found at elevated concentrations in water, bottom sediment, and biota in the study areas. Additional study results are discussed.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Preliminary results of the Department of the Interior's irrigation drainage studies
ISBN:
0872626660
Year Published:
1988
Language:
English
Publisher:
Publ by ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, United States
First page:
665
Last page:
677
Number of Pages:
13
Conference Title:
Planning Now for Irrigation and Drainage in the 21st Century
Conference Location:
Lincoln, NE, USA
Conference Date:
18 July 1988 through 21 July 1988