Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Salt deposits in evaporation ponds: an environmental hazard?

Authors

Kenneth K. Tanji
Colin G. H. Ong
Randy A. Dahlgren
Mitchell J. Herbel

Authors Affiliations

K. K. Tanji is Professor of Water Science; C. G. H. Ong is Research Assistants and Graduate Students in Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry; R. A. Dahlgren is Assistant Professor of Soil Science; M. J. Herbel is Research Assistants and Graduate Students in Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 46(6):18-21. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n06p18. November 1992.

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Abstract

Only one-fifth of the drainage-impacted lands in the San Joaquin Valley's west side discharge their irrigation return flows into the San Joaquin River. One option for the remaining lands is to dispose of drainage waters in evaporation ponds. Eventually, the evaporite salts that form in these ponds must also be removed. In some cases, these evaporites could constitute hazardous wastes.

Tanji K, Ong C, Dahlgren R, Herbel M. 1992. Salt deposits in evaporation ponds: an environmental hazard?. Hilgardia 46(6):18-21. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n06p18
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