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A systems approach to drainage reduction


Blaine R. Hanson

Author Affiliations

Blaine R. Hanson is Extension Irrigation and Drainage Specialist, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 41(9):19-23. DOI:10.3733/ca.v041n09p19b. September 1987.

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Subsurface drainage problems in farming areas historically have been dealt with by installing systems to collect and convey drainage water to a disposal site. While these systems remove drainage water as it is generated, no source reduction is considered. The saline and toxic nature of drainage water in the San Joaquin Valley, however, precludes this traditional disposal method.

Hanson B. 1987. A systems approach to drainage reduction. Hilgardia 41(9):19-23. DOI:10.3733/ca.v041n09p19b
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