Managing for water conservation, salinity and selenium: the challenge for agriculture and other water users in the southern Central Valley of California.

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Year Published: 2005
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Author: McNaughton, E.
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The paper discusses the development of effective strategies for the management not just of selenium leaching in the agricultural areas of the West Side of California's Central Valley region, but also for other pollutants such as salinity. The problem is that if unregulated agricultural water is allowed to reach the flow-compromised San Joaquin, there will be adverse impacts to the freshwater aquatic ecosystem. TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads) are being developed for salt and boron, the latter another naturally occurring salt that negatively impacts vegetation. There is an urgent need to develop different practices for co-located contaminants - a strategy that includes an evaluation of BMP (Best management Practice) pros and cons for effective reduction of all contaminants is needed in order to meet the long-delayed objectives of the Clean Water Act.

Pages: 319 - 322
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Journal: International salinity forum - managing saline soils andwater: science, technology and social issues. Oral PresentationAbstracts, Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, California, USA,25-28 April 2005
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boron, environmental impact, irrigation water, leaching,legislation, risk assessment, rivers, salinity, selenium, soil watermovement, water conservation, water pollution, water use, California,Pacific States of USA, Western States of USA, USA, North America,America, Developed Countries, OECD Countries, best practice,environmental tolerance, impact assessment, polluted water??,environmental effects, Erosion; Soil and Water Conservation (PP400),Water Resources (PP200), Pollution and Degradation (PP600), Soil Physics(JJ300), Laws and Regulations (DD500), Industrial Wastes and Effluents(XX400), Policy and Planning (EE120)

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