Catalog Item

S&T Project Number 7107 Final Report: Quantitative Assessments of Water and Salt Balance for Cropping Systems in Lower Colorado River Irrigation Districts

Studies conducted measured data from over a dozen crops and cropping patterns. Measurements include crop ET, irrigation efficiencies, and soil salinity loading and leaching. Systems evaluated include pre-irrigation scenarios, and crops such as iceberg lettuce, spinach, durum wheat, Sudan grass, barley, romaine lettuce, leaf lettuce, cantaloupe, watermelon, cauliflower, broccoli, and cotton. Crop water use data for modern production systems was needed. In many cases figures show slightly higher crop water use as compared to a half-century ago, while crop yields have in some cases doubled. Having accurate up-to-date crop water use numbers will assist in all types of planning for this precious resource.
Download File Opens in new window
Generation Effort S&T Project 7107: Quantitative Assessments of Water and Salt Balance for Cropping Systems in Lower Colorado River Irrigation Districts
Type Uploaded file(s)
File Type PDF
Publisher Bureau of Reclamation
Publication Date Thursday, September 10th, 2020
Update Frequency not planned
Last Update Thursday, December 17th, 2020

Disclaimer

The findings and conclusions of this work are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Bureau of Reclamation.