Report on the Agricultural Experiment Stations Volume 37

Report on the Agricultural Experiment Stations Volume 37

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...period between 1913 and 1915. This increase is largely due to the filling of the uncased wells with sand and the caving of the valis of these wells, but it may in part be due to the increase in the number of wells and depletion of the artesian supply. It is of the utmost importance for the future welfare of the valley that all wells be properly cased to the bottom with heavy casing and be fitted with valves which will be closed when the water is not needed.... " The flowing-well waters are mostly of the sodium carbonate type, but they generally contain only small amounts of dissolved solids and are of good quality for irrigation and domestic use. In the vicinity of Apache and Moore's Spur the ground-water supply is small and uncertain, but some water for stock and domestic purposes is obtained from shallow wells and springs. In the vicinity of Rodeo and in the central part of the valley north of Rodeo there is a considerable area in which the depth to the water table is less than 100 ft. In this area the supply is probably large, but on account of the lift that would be required it would probably not be profitable at present to pump it for irrigatlon. All the waters analyzed from the Rodeo area are good irrigating and domestic waters." A section on general agriculture in the valley, by R. H. Forbes, is also included. Report of the California State water problems conference (Sacramento, Cal.: State, 1916, pp. 125).---This report deals with the conservation and use of water, the flood problems of California, riparian rights, irrigation, underground water, reclamation, inland waterways, relation between navigation and irrigation, storage for flood control, interstate waters, water for mining. water for municipal purposes, expense...
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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,152g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236877284
  • 9781236877284