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Feasibility of ground-water features of the alternate plan for the Mountain Home Project, Idaho: abstract and summary

Open-File Report 55-119

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Abstract

On the arid Mountain Home Plateau of Idaho more than 400,000 acres of arable land is largely unused except for grazing. The Boise Valley, adjoining on the north, was reclaimed from similar land and irrigated with Boise River water. The productivity of about 100,000 acres of the valley land is lowered or threatened, however, by an ever-rising water table, caused to rise by infiltration of excess irrigation water. Surface drains alleviate the drainage problem but areas of water-logging, alkaline land, and inferior vegetation continue to spread.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Feasibility of ground-water features of the alternate plan for the Mountain Home Project, Idaho: abstract and summary
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
55-119
Year Published:
1955
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Boise, ID
Description:
24 p.
Number of Pages:
26
Country:
United States
State:
Idaho
Other Geospatial:
Boise Valley;Mountain Home Plateau