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Water-holding capacities of Columbia Basin irrigation project soils.

Washington Agricultural Experiment Station.

Water-holding capacities of Columbia Basin irrigation project soils.

by Washington Agricultural Experiment Station.

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Published by Washington State Univ. in Prosser, Wash .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesIts Circular -- 517., Circular (Washington State University. Institute of Agricultural Sciences) -- 517.
ContributionsHagood, M. A., Miller, D. E., Larsen, E. C.
The Physical Object
Pagination53 p.
Number of Pages53
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17541082M
OCLC/WorldCa18657313

The water holding capacity of a soil is a very important agronomic characteristic. Soils that hold generous amounts of water are less subject to leaching losses of nutrients or soil applied pesticides. This is true because a soil with a limited water holding capacity (i.e. a sandy loam) reaches the saturation point much sooner than a soil with. cipitation. Soil textures of the loess soils are generally relatively uniform to the underlying bedrock. Most soils of the irrigated Columbia Basin are derived from sediments depos-ited by the same flo years ago. These sediments in the presence of an arid climate were winnowed by southwesterly winds and ultimately contributed.

On May 1, , 3 years before irrigation water was due to flow through the Columbia Basin Project's Main Canal to make large-scale irrigation possible, irrigation water reached some project lands via an irrigation canal from a pumping plant on the Columbia River at the southern tip of the project. Use the buttons below to show & hide the various aspects of the Columbia Basin Project. • CBP Undeveloped Land • Odessa Subarea Special Study Area • Currently Irrigated Lands • Quincy Irrigation District • East Columbia Basin Irrigation District • South Columbia Basin Irrigation District • Major Canals • Canal Extensions • Roadways • City Labels • Dams • Water Features.

How irrigation timing and soil water holding capacity affect irrigation scheduling; and. How a soil moisture monitoring system is useful in irrigation scheduling decisions. Install at least one soil moisture monitoring probe per field; Provide a graph for each field of documented soil moisture readings for the entire season; Provide total. Soil characteristics which affect irrigation management include the water intake rate, available water holding capacity, and soil erosivity. Soil texture, organic matter content, soil structure, and permeability influence these characteristics and may limit producers’ management and system options. For this reason, no one type of.


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Water-holding capacities of Columbia Basin irrigation project soils by Washington Agricultural Experiment Station. Download PDF EPUB FB2

WATER-HOLDING CAPACITIES OF COLUMBIA BASIN IRRIGATION PROJECT SOILS M. Hagood, D. Miller, and E. Larsen INTRODUCTION Knowledge of soil water conditions is necessary for irrigators to schedule and apply proper amounts of water.

Excess water applied to the soil can cause high water. Water-Holding Capacities of Columbia Basin Irrigation Project Soils Paperback – January 1, by D. And E. Larsen Hagood, M. A.; Miller (Author)Author: D. And E.

Larsen Hagood, M. A.; Miller. Water Holding Capacities of the Columbia Basin. Access data, bulk density, and available water (water holding capacities) of Columbia Basin soils. Additional details about the data collection procedures can be found in the Water-Holding Capacities of Columbia Basin Irrigation Project Soils report (26 KB) developed by M.

Hagood, D. Miller, and E. Larsen in Soils in the Columbia Basin are highly productive for agriculture but can have problems related to their physical properties that can be influenced by different soil improvement practices. This publication describes the concept of soil quality, characterizes soils in the Columbia Basin, and outlines soil improvement practices.

However, water scarcity for irrigation in the Columbia Basin is unlikely, if climate change forecasts hold up. The Columbia Basin Irrigation Project pumps out about 3% of the Columbia River’s flow at Grant Coulee Dam so only a drastic reduction in the Columbia’s flow would cause water scarcity to.

Historian George Fuller, whose book A History of the Pacific Northwest with Special Emphasis on the Inland Empire was published inwhen Grand Coulee Dam was still a dream on blueprints, considered the “uncultivated area of the Columbia basin which awaits irrigation” to be the greatest potential source of wealth in the region.

He estimated that 2 million acres could be irrigated and that the Columbia Basin Project. Historian George Fuller, whose book, A History of the Pacific Northwest with Special Emphasis on the Inland Empire was published inwhen Grand Coulee Dam was still a dream on blueprints, considered the “uncultivated area of the Columbia basin which awaits irrigation” to be the greatest potential source of wealth in the region.

He estimated that 2 million acres could be irrigated and that the Columbia Basin Project. Columbia Basin Project. The Columbia Basin Project serves aboutacres in east central Washington. The main facilities of the project include Grand Coulee Dam, Franklin D.

Roosevelt Lake, three power plants, four switchyards, and a pump-generating y irrigation facilities include the Feeder Canal, Banks Lake, the Main, West, East High, and East Low canals.

SOIL WATER STORAGE For irrigation the soil water storage (SWS) capacity is defined as the total amount of water that is stored in the soil within the plant’s root zone. The soil texture and the crop rooting depth determine this. A deeper rooting depth means there is a larger volume of water stored in the soil and therefore a larger reservoir of.

Columbia Basin Project, Farm Unit Maps, East Irrigation District, Bureau of Reclamation - Managing water and power in the West. THE IRRIGATION SYSTEM.

The Columbia Basin Project covers an area roughly kilometers from north to south and kilometers from east to west. It presently irrigates over 2, square kilometers, with a potential to irrigate an additional 2, km 2. The land slopes gradually from the north to the south, which makes it possible to distribute.

The Columbia Basin Project is the region’s largest irrigation project. Authorized by Congress inthe project was developed in parallel with the construction of Grand Coulee Dam (which impounds Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake). The Columbia Basin Irrigation Project: A Report by Columbia Basin Survey Commission, State of Washington, Paperback – Aug by.

Columbia Basin Survey Commission (Wash.) (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ Author.

Columbia Basin Survey Commission (Wash.). This gradual development and growth of the project is still continuing. The Columbia Basin Project was planned as a family-type development, designed to provide a farm which would yield a living for one family. Under the original project law, ownership by any one family was limited to one farm unit, or a maximum of acres of irrigable land.

Columbia Irrigation District’s office is open Monday – Friday from am – pm located at 10 E Kennewick Avenue, Kennewick, office phone number is () During water season the District is available for emergencies 24 hours a day by calling () The authorizing legislation, the Columbia Basin Project Act, replaced the Anti-Speculation Act ofwhich President Roosevelt had sought as a means of guaranteeing that people who settled in central Washington to take advantage of the irrigation water and power from Grand Coulee Dam would not be subject to inflated prices from land speculation.

Today, the Columbia Basin Project is the largest water reclamation project in the United States, providing irrigation water toacres and generating 6, megawatts of hydropower.

Agriculture flourishes because of the abundance of water, fertile soils, sunshine and the day growing season. when irrigation and higher yielding crops were introduced to IMPROVING SOIL QUALITY ON IRRIGATED SOILS IN THE COLUMBIA BASIN.

which define the capacity of soil. water-holding capacities (21). The third common characteristic of Columbia Basin soils is that they are highly susceptible to wind and water erosion. Often during periods of high wind erosion conditions when there is little vegetative ground cover, sprinkler irrigation systems are operated for the.

The Columbia Basin Project in Central Washington, United States, is the irrigation network that the Grand Coulee Dam makes possible. It is the largest water reclamation project in the United States, supplying irrigation water to overacres of the 1, acres large project area, all of which was originally intended to be supplied and is still classified as irrigable and open for the possible.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Columbia Basin Irrigation Project. Olympia [Wash.]: F.M. Lamborn, public printer, © (OCoLC)  All information that will 'enable the irrigator to use water economically is valuable to arid-climate agriculture. In many arid-climate regions, including the western part of the United States, excessive waste of water occurs in the irrigation of highland porous soil areas, as a result of lack of information concerning the capacity of the soil to hold water.Irrigation Districts, including Quincy Columbia Basin Irrigation District, South Columbia Basin Irrigation District, and East Columbia Basin Irrigation District, contract, first with Reclamation, and then with landowners, to deliver irrigation water.