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Environmental Setting of the Granger Drain and DR2 Basins, Washington, 2003-04

Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5102

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Abstract

The Granger Drain and DR2 basins are located in the Yakima River basin in south central Washington. These agricultural basins are one of five areas in the United States selected for study as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program Agricultural Chemicals: Source, Transport, and Fate Study. The Program is designed to describe water-quality conditions and trends based on representative surface- and ground-water resources across the Nation. The objective of the Agricultural Chemicals topical study is to investigate the sources, transport, and fate of selected agricultural chemicals in a variety of agriculturally diverse environmental settings. The Granger Drain and DR2 basins were selected for the Agricultural Chemicals topical study because they represent the irrigated agricultural setting that characterizes eastern Washington. These basins are located in one of the most productive agricultural areas in the United States. This report describes the environmental setting of the Granger Drain and DR2 basins in the context of how agricultural practices, including agricultural chemical applications and irrigation methods, interface with natural settings and hydrologic processes.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Environmental Setting of the Granger Drain and DR2 Basins, Washington, 2003-04
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Report
Series number:
2007-5102
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2007
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Washington Water Science Center
Description:
vi, 27 p.
Time Range Start:
2003-01-01T12:00:00
Time Range End:
2004-12-31T12:00:00
Projection:
Albers
Scale:
1
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y