Low intake rates and rising perched water tables hinder ground water recharge in Southwestern Fresno County
AuthorsE. E. Haskell
W. C. Bianchi
C. R. Pomeroy
Authors AffiliationsE. E. Haskell, Jr., is Geologist, Ground Water Recharge Center, Southwest Branch, Soil and Water Conservation Research Division, Fresno, California; W. C. Bianchi is Research Soil Scientist, Ground Water Recharge Center, Southwest Branch, Soil and Water Conservation Research Division, Fresno, California; C. R. Pomeroy is Specialist in Irrigation and Superintendent of the West Side Field Station, University of California, Five Points, California.
Hilgardia 17(9):2-3. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n09p2. September 1963.
Farmlands OF southwestern Fresno County are in great need of ground water recharge. Most irrigation pumping occurs from below a confining layer of diatomaceous clay, 500 to 700 feet below the ground surface. However, a shallow water table is perched on layers of heavy-textured sedimental soils occurring 75 to 100 feet below all the experimental locations. This zone of water is not pumped for irrigation purposes at present because of high salinity.
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