Irrigation: River Flow Impact

Authored by: Robert W. Hill , Ivan A. Walter

Fresh Water and Watersheds

Print publication date:  June  2020
Online publication date:  May  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138337565
eBook ISBN: 9780429441042
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The practice of irrigation necessitates developing a water source, conveying the water to the field, application of the water to the soil, and collection and reuse or disposal of tailwater and subsurface drainage. These processes alter river basin hydrology and water quality in space and time. To sum up the effect of irrigation on a watershed in a word, it would be: depletion.

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