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Agricultural drainage water contamination in the San Joaquin Valley

public health perspective for selenium, boron, and molybdenum.
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Federal-State San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program , Sacramento, CA
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An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. Agricultural drainage water contamination in the San Joaquin Valley: public health perspective for selenium, boron, and molybdenum Agricultural drainage water contamination in the San Joaquin Valley: public Pages: AGRICULTURAL DRAINAGE WATER CONTAMINATION in the SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY A PUBLIC HEALTH PERSPECTIVE prepared under contract for the Federal-State San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program August This report presents the results of a study conducted for the Federal -State Interagency San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program.

Agricultural Drainage and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Overview The salt content of drainage water flowing from the Grassland area (, acres of farmland, wildlife refuges and duck clubs) on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley is high and sources of dilution water. The Westside of the San Joaquin Valley includes the San Joaquin River Basin and the Tulare Lake Basin with million acres of mostly irrigated agricultural land.

Historical drainage discharged to the San Joaquin River was about 55 thousand acre-feet (TAF) per year from an estima acres of land with installed subsurface drain. Get this from a library. An Agricultural dilemma: drainage water and toxics disposal in the San Joaquin Valley.

[John Letey; Kearney Foundation.;]. An Agricultural dilemma: Drainage water and toxics disposal in the San Joaquin Valley (Special publication / Agricultural Experiment Station, of Agriculture and Natural Resources) on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

An Agricultural dilemma: Drainage water and toxics disposal in the San Joaquin Valley (Special publication / Agricultural Experiment StationFormat: Paperback. Environmental policies to address water quality impairments in the San Joaquin River of California have focused on the reduction of salinity and selenium-contaminated subsurface agricultural drainage loads from westside sources.

On 31 Decemberall of the agricultural drainage from a 44, ha subarea on the western side of the San Joaquin River basin was curtailed. Agricultural irrigation drainwater studies in support of the San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program: final report.

[A Dennis Lemly; San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program.;] # Fishes--Effect of water pollution on\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema. Evaporation ponds used for agricultural subsurface drainage water disposal in the Tulare Lake Bed (TLB) of the San Joaquin Valley, California, USA, have elevated levels of U.

Waterfowl which inhabit and forage the ponds and surrounding areas are threatened by exposure to ponds, which receive irrigation drainage waters and seasonal rain, are subject to wetting and drying periods. Full text of "Technical Report: agricultural drainage water treatment, reuse, and disposal in the San Joaquin Valley" See other formats SJVDP Reports Library Rm W ID No.

j£^o^V ^>*^ ^y*^^>Cn^ SEPTEMBER San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program AGRICULTURAL DRAINAGE WATER TREATMENT, REUSE, AND DISPOSAL IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY PART II REUSE AND DISPOSAL UBRARY COPY SAN JOAQUIN.

The Agricultural Drainage Program collects, evaluates, reports information and conducts studies and demonstration projects focusing on drainage problems in the San Joaquin Valley. The resulting data and information and lead to implementation of management plans.

Agricultural Drainage Environmental Impacts Overview Many changes have occurred after the discovery of bird deaths and deformities at Kesterson Reservoir, which drains agricultural land in the San Joaquin Valley.

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Agricultural Drainage and the San Joaquin Valley On the west side of the San Joaquin Valley, federal and state water projects bring tons of salt to the area (the equivalent of about forty railroad cars daily according to estimates).

Drainage management strategies for control of salt and selenium contamination problems in the San Joaquin Valley (Valley) of California should account for subregional differences in ground-water. The San Joaquin Valley Drainage Joint Powers Authority (SJVDA) was formed on January 1, The SJVDA was formed to provide a forum for public agencies to participate in coordinated drainage activities, such as the need to have a master drainage plan to address salt balance for irrigated agricultural lands within the San Joaquin Valley.

Get this from a library. Agricultural drainage in the San Joaquin Valley, California: oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Water and Power Resources of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, first session hearing held in Washington, DC, June 4, [United States.

Congress. In the San Joaquin Valley, construction of wetlands to mitigate agricultural impacts is being considered, but uncertainty in land requirements and environmental impacts are major impediments to full-scale implementation (Karpuzcu and Stringfellow ).

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Desalting brackish ground water can be combined with ground water management in the San Joaquin Valley to partially alleviate environmental and economic problems caused by agricultural drainage water.

Desalting subsurface drainage water produced from on—farm shallow drainage systems is costly due to high salinity and the potential for scaling.

The San Joaquin River and its tributaries drain the northern half of the valley and flow towards the Delta; the southern half of San Joaquin Valley finds that the region will experience many impacts from. Regulatory and physical constraints on water supply for agriculture, and environmental factors such as warmer.

Located in the San Joaquin Valley (Valley) of California, the Kesterson Reservoir (Kesterson) was used to store agricultural drainage water and it was soon determined that the probable cause of the damage to wildlife was high concen­ trations of selenium, derived from the water and water.

It is no surprise that SLDMWA views the discharge of their agricultural wastewater— with high concentrations of selenium and other contaminants—from their drainage project area to Mud Slough and the San Joaquin River, and ultimately the Delta Estuary and San Francisco Bay, as a good project.

Selenium (Se) contamination of agricultural drainage water is a major environmental problem facing California agriculture. To demonstrate the potential effectiveness of biological volatilization in removing Se from contaminated water and soil, Se volatilization was determined under field conditions from a soil—plant (Salicornia bigelovii Torr.) treatment system in the San Joaquin Valley.

These Guidelines and PSP apply specifically to Section (a) of the Act for projects that improve water quality in the San Joaquin River and Deltaby reducing or eliminating discharges of subsurface agricultural drainage water from the west side of the San Joaquin Valley.

This book documents the history of irrigated agriculture and drainage in the San Joaquin Valley, and describes the hydrology and biogeochemical processes of salts and selenium, remediation technologies for salts and trace elements and policy and management options.

Water market effects on water conservation, economic efficiency, and drainage and environmental pollution reduction are investigated using a micro-level production model. The model is applied to conditions prevailing in the San Joaquin Valley of California, which is currently suffering agricultural drainage problems and environmental degradation.

Lori Pottinger Febru The San Joaquin Valley is at a critical juncture in determining its water future. California’s largest agricultural region is ground zero for many of the state’s most difficult water management problems, including groundwater overdraft, drinking water contamination, and declines in habitat and native species.

Adverse effects of selenium (Se) on fish and waterfowl in wetlands receiving agricultural drainage occurred in the s in the San Joaquin Valley of California.

The identified mechanisms of Se enrichment helped resolve Se toxicity problems associated with irrigated agriculture in the arid West. Agricultural Drainage Water Contamination in the San Joaquin Valley: A Public Health Perspective for Selenium, Boron, and Molybdenum. Prepared for the SJVDP under U.S.

Bureau of Reclamation contract. Google Scholar. Westside San Joaquin River Semi-Annual Report Watershed Coalition Novem i TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION 1: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. USE OF AGRICULTURAL DRAINAGE WATER FOR PRODUCTION OF SELECTED CROPS - Imperial Valley and San Joaquin Valley, California, USA In certain areas of both the Imperial Valley and San Joaquin Valley of California, an existing high water table (less than 1 1/2 metres) must be controlled and stabilized in order to achieve and maintain acceptable.

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ground-water resources, (3) agricultural productivity, and (4) fish and wildlife resources. Inquiries concerning the San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program may be directed to: San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program Federal-State Interagency Study Team Cottage Way, Room W Sacramento, California   The anthropologist Walter Goldschmidt observed these difficulties in California’s San Joaquin Valley in the s (as John Steinbeck did in the s).

Most serious social scientists and policy wonks of California agriculture (and agriculture in general) have read Walter Goldschmidt’s As You Sow (). Those who haven’t should.The Bureau of Reclamation has settled several San Joaquin Valley drainage claims for large sums in the past.

The bureau has also consistently charged farmers less for federal water than is needed.