Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Cracks in irrigated clay soil may allow some drainage

Author

Mark E. Grismer

Author Affiliations

M. E. Grismer is Associate Professor of Water Science and Engineering, UC Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 46(5):9-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n05p9. September 1992.

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Abstract

Cracking clay soil poses unique water management problems. Typically, clay soil is presumed to have negligible drainable pore space. Field measurements, however, suggest that there may be as much as 10% drainable pore space available, due in part to soil cracking. Such pore space may be useful in designing irrigation-drainage systems for these soils.

Grismer M. 1992. Cracks in irrigated clay soil may allow some drainage. Hilgardia 46(5):9-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n05p9
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