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Quality of Lake Waters for Irrigation in North Dakota

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Title: Quality of Lake Waters for Irrigation in North Dakota
Author: Maianu, Alexandru
Description: In 1984, in North Dakota, the addition of more irrigation presented a problem for securing new sources of water to feed these. Lake water might be another source of water for irrigation. North Dakota possesses more than 100 lakes. The lakes in North Dakota have variable total salt concentration. the majority of those lakes sampled for were high in alkalinity. This does not imply that the water is unusable to crops as the soil buffers this. Trace elements were in the generally good range for lakes in the state. Only four elements were present in intolerable concentrations. The presence of high levels of trace elements does not preclude North Dakota lake waters from irrigation usage. Some of these are filtered out by the soil. A high cadmium level may restrict some waters being used for potato crops.
Date: 1985
Subject: Irrigation
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/6897

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