Infiltration of unconsumed irrigation water in Utah

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The ground-water hydrology of Panguitch Valley and adjacent areas, south-central Utah, was studied during 1988-90. One objective of the study was to measure ground-water recharge from infiltration of unconsumed irrigation water. Water-level and soil-moisture data were used to estimate travel times for water moving down through the soil profile, and to compare quantities of water reaching the water table after application of flood and sprinkler irrigation. During this study, estimates of travel times from land surface to the water table ranged from 11 days in June 1989 to 2 days in September 1989. Estimates of irrigation water recharging the ground-water system ranged from 25 to 75 percent of the water applied to the flood-irrigated field. Virtually no recharge was apparent for the sprinkler-irrigated field.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Infiltration of unconsumed irrigation water in Utah
ISBN 0872628116
Year Published 1991
Language English
Publisher Publ by ASCE
Publisher location New York, NY, United States
First page 1
Last page 9
Conference Title Proceedings of the 1991 National Conference on Irrigation and Drainage
Conference Location Honolulu, HI, USA
Conference Date 22 July 1991 through 26 July 1991