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Natural Conditions of Salt Accumulations in North Dakota

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dc.contributor.author Malanu, Alex
dc.rights North Dakota State University en_US
dc.title Natural Conditions of Salt Accumulations in North Dakota en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.source ND Farm Research: Vol. 43, No. 6, p. 09-11; p. 20 en_US
dc.description The geographic materials, relief, ground waters, natural drainage and climate are favourable in North Dakota for salinization of large areas of soil, some already contaminated and those that are potentially vulnerable. In 1967, already over one million acres were affected by salts. 400,000 were in the Red River valley alone. This article describes the natural conditions determining salt accumulation in waters and soils in the state of North Dakota. Four natural factors aid in the accumulation of salts in soils: salt source, salt carrier, accumulation factors and salt concentrations. Humankind can intervene this process with management of salt levels. These factors are described in greater detail. Information on the sources of salt and carries of salts were not sufficient for the study of the genesis of salt affected soils. An accumulative factor is necessary, also. Data indicated in these study that the necessary conditions for the salinization were present all across the state of North Dakota where saline ground waters were more shallow than it's critical depth. Irrigation and other factors promote saline seeps. North Dakota needed to apply both preventive measures against salinization and reclamation methods.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-17T21:13:48Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-17T21:13:48Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/8099
dc.date 1986 en_US
dc.subject Soil en_US

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