Influence of irrigation on salinity and nitrate in a stream-aquifer system

International Association of Hydrological Sciences
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Abstract

Changes in salinity and nitrate concentration in groundwater and surface water in the semiarid Arkansas River valley of southeastern Colorado, USA were related primarily to irrigation practices. Water is applied to fields by flood irrigation through ditches and furrows. Irrigation water is derived in nearly equal amounts from surface water and groundwater pumped from the shallow alluvial aquifer.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Influence of irrigation on salinity and nitrate in a stream-aquifer system
Series title International Association of Hydrological Sciences
Volume 156
Year Published 1986
Language English
Publisher EurekaMag
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 13 p.
First page 217
Last page 229
Country United States
State Colorado
Other Geospatial Arkansas River valley
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