The Resource Water Quality: Information on Salinity Control Projects in the Colorado River Basin

Water Quality: Information on Salinity Control Projects in the Colorado River Basin

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Water Quality: Information on Salinity Control Projects in the Colorado River Basin
Title
Water Quality: Information on Salinity Control Projects in the Colorado River Basin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The salinity of the Colorado River increases dramatically as the river makes its 1,400-mile journey from its headwaters in Wyoming and Colorado to its termination in Mexico. Nearly half of the salinity is caused by nature--when, for example, groundwater flows through salt formations and enters the river or when saline springs contribute their salt to the river. But another major contributor to the river's salinity is the use of the water for agriculture. Simply put, when water is diverted from the river for irrigation, the river's salinity increases as the level of water is depleted. Some of the diverted water, once applied to crops, then seeps into the ground, picks up salt from the soil, and returns--now with a much higher saline content--to the river. Because less water remains in the river to dilute the salt, salinity increases
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DTICE
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV
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  • Salinity
  • Water quality
  • Basins(geographic)
  • Control
  • Water
  • Ground water
  • Flow
  • Rivers
  • Salts
  • Agriculture
  • Colorado
  • Springs
  • Irrigation systems
  • Mexico
  • Farm crops
  • Colorado river
  • Wyoming
  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Geography
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Water Quality: Information on Salinity Control Projects in the Colorado River Basin
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Testimony before the Subcommittee on Water and Power Resources, Committee on Resources, House of Representatives
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
7 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227835284
  • (OCoLC)ocn227835284
Label
Water Quality: Information on Salinity Control Projects in the Colorado River Basin
Publication
Note
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Water and Power Resources, Committee on Resources, House of Representatives
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
7 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227835284
  • (OCoLC)ocn227835284

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