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Drainage Water Reuse: Concepts, Practices and Potential Crops

  • Stephen R. GrattanEmail author
  • James D. Oster
  • John Letey
  • Stephen R. Kaffka
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Part of the Global Issues in Water Policy book series (GLOB, volume 5)

Abstract

Reuse of drainage water for irrigation is recognized as a viable means of reducing the amount of saline-sodic spent water that will ultimately require treatment or disposal in the western San Joaquin Valley (SJVDP 1990). This practice is not a long-term solution in itself, but rather an integral component to drainage water management in the San Joaquin Valley. For reuse to be successful, soil salinity and boron (B) cannot accumulate to levels damaging to crop growth; soil physical conditions conducive to water infiltration must be sustained; and trace element accumulation in crops and forages must remain low enough not to threaten the health of humans or livestock (Oster and Grattan 2002).

Keywords

Sugar Beet Drainage Water Bermuda Grass Irrigation Water Requirement Reuse System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen R. Grattan
    • 1
    Email author
  • James D. Oster
    • 2
  • John Letey
    • 2
  • Stephen R. Kaffka
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Land, Air and Water ResourcesUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Environmental SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA
  3. 3.Department of Plant SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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