Quality of the Arkansas River and irrigation-return flows in the lower Arkansas River Valley, Colorado

Water-Resources Investigations Report 84-4273
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Abstract

Irrigation-return flows in the lower Arkansas River valley of Colorado were investigated using one-time data at 59 sites, monthly data at 4 sites, and intensive data in a small irrigated area. Specific conductance of return flows increased downstream, paralleling specific conductance of irrigation water. During July 1977, Arkansas River streamflow below Manzanola was mostly irrigation-return flow. A similar situation existed during periods of little precipitation in the early and late irrigation seasons during 1974 to 1978. Irrigation-return flows had a large effect on Arkansas River water quality during these times. (USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Quality of the Arkansas River and irrigation-return flows in the lower Arkansas River Valley, Colorado
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 84-4273
DOI 10.3133/wri844273
Edition -
Year Published 1985
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description vi, 85 p. :ill., maps (some col.) ;28 cm.
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