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Agricultural effects on groundwater quality

Agricultural effects on groundwater quality

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Groundwater -- Quality -- United States,
  • Agricultural pollution -- United States,
  • Groundwater -- Pollution -- United States,
  • Agricultural pollution -- Government policy -- United States,
  • Groundwater -- Pollution -- Government policy -- United States,
  • Water -- Pollution -- Law and legislation -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDonald V. Feliciano
    SeriesReport (Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service) -- no. 86-891 ENR, Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1986-87, reel 6, fr. 000372
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationiv, 22 p.
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18159730M

    The quality of water entering an agricultural area is extremely important for the area's success. Too often, water quality is not suitable for agricultural uses. High salt concentrations limit the amount of water a plant can take up, resulting in high plant stress and decreased crop yields. and groundwater too saline. Agricultural intensification, agrochemical use and groundwater quality Together with irrigation, the large increases in food production referred to above have been sustained only by the application of ever-increasing amounts of inorganic fertilisers and a wide spectrum of synthetic pesticides.

    Improperly managed agricultural activities may impact surface water by contributing nutrients, pesticides, sediment, and bacteria, or by altering stream flow. Fertilizer and pesticide use, tillage, irrigation, and tile drainage can affect water quality and hydrology. Livestock production practices, including riparian grazing, confined feeding. and agricultural activities can all affect ground water quality. Contaminants may reach ground water from activities on the land surface, such as releases or spills from stored industrial wastes; from sources below the land surface but above the water table, such as septic systems or leaking underground petroleum storage systems; from.

    In Slovenia, groundwater accounts for 98% of all sources of drinking water supply, so the effective protection of groundwater quality is of the utmost importance for the health of the population [4, 5]. But unfortunately, main areas of groundwater resources such as Drava Plain in Slovenia spatially coincide with the most intensive agricultural Cited by: 1. Water Quality Impacts from Agricultural Land Use in Karst Drainage Basins of SW Kentucky and SW China Ted W. Baker, Chris G. Groves. Abstract. Karst regions are composed of soluble rock, often limestone, which leads to the formation of fissures, sinkholes, and water flow conduits such as caves. Pollutants in karst waters tend to be quickly File Size: KB.


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The Effect of Agriculture on Quality of Groundwater: A Case Study Article (PDF Available) in Middle East Journal of Scientific Research 4(2) January with 1, Reads. groundwater and agriculture. Agriculture is important in the Yahara watershed and interacts with the region's groundwater supply.

This supply is changing due to trends in weather, municipal pumping, land use, and farming practices, which could affect crop access to groundwater and, in turn, the region's capacity to grow food.

Characterize groundwater use and quality in an irrigation-intensive agricultural setting. Evaluate water quality and biological effects of agricultural runoff under various management practices. Evaluate pesticide/macrophyte interactions to include: ve/synergistic effect of pesticide combinations remediation of.

Get this from a library. Agriculture and groundwater quality. [Council for Agricultural Science and Technology.;] -- Overview -- Introduction -- Nature of groundwater and groundwater recharge -- Salinity -- Fertilizers -- Health effects of nitrate in drinking water -- Inorganic amendments -- Organic residues COVID Resources.

Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how Agricultural effects on groundwater quality book handle.

The accelerated use of agricultural chemicals over the past 20 to 30 years has profitably increased production but has also had an adverse impact on ground water quality in many of the major agricultural areas of the world.

The pollution of ground water, related to nitrogen fertilizers and pesticides, from widespread, routine land application, as well as point Cited by: Soil and Water Quality: New Problems, New Solutions S inceagricultural policymakers have been confronted with a new and vexing set of problems.

Water quality problems resulting from the presence of nutrients, pesticides, salts, and trace elements have been added to an historical concern for soil erosion and sedimentation.

Agricultural production profoundly affects the soil; the soil, in turn, mediates the effects of agricultural production on water quality. The functions soil performs in maintaining agricultural productivity and water quality and in regulating the global climate is discussed in Chapter 5.

The soil is a living, dynamic system; conserving and. The environmental impact of agriculture is the effect that different farming practices have on the ecosystems around them, and how those effects can be traced back to those practices. The environmental impact of agriculture varies based on the wide variety of agricultural practices employed around the world.

Ultimately, the environmental impact depends on the production. The US-EPA () concluded that: "more than 75% of the states reported that AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES posed a significant threat to GROUNDWATER quality." In an analysis of wetlands, the US-EPA () reported that: "AGRICULTURE is the most important land use causing WETLAND degradation".

Managing the effects of agricultural practices on groundwater quality. industrial and agricultural purposes and intensive cattle and pig breeding takes place on the south section of the study.

Groundwater Quality and Groundwater Pollution THOMAS HARTERis UC Cooperative Extension Hydrogeology Specialist, University of California, Davis, and Kearney Agricultural Center. G roundwater quality comprises the physical, chemical, and biological qualities of ground water.

Temperature, turbidity, color, taste, and odor make up the list of physi-Cited by: effects on groundwater quality. While interest in use of saline waste waters for irrigation is increasing (Hanks et al., ), its effects on groundwater salinity need to be examined.

Hanks et al. () investigated the use of 5 dS m-1 water for irrigation on fields above groundwater with an EC of dS m- 1. Leaching of Cyanogens and Mycotoxins from Cultivated Cassava into Agricultural Soil: Effects on Groundwater Quality.

By Elie F. Itoba-Tombo, Seteno K.O. Ntwampe and John B.N. Mudumbi. Submitted: December 1st Reviewed: March 22nd Published: August 30th DOI: /intechopenAuthor: Elie F. Itoba-Tombo, Seteno K.O. Ntwampe, John B.N.

Mudumbi. Nitrogen in the Environment provides a wholistic perspective and comprehensive treatment of nitrogen. The scope of this book is diverse covering a range of topics and issues related to furthering our understanding of nitrogen in the environment at farm and national levels.

Access to groundwater allows farmers to intensify and diversify their cropping systems, improve household food security and incomes, and shield against droughts. Over the past half century, groundwater has boosted agricultural production and underpinned agrarian transformation in large parts of Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.

Leaching of nitrate from agricultural fields can elevate concentrations in underlying groundwater to levels unacceptable for drinking water quality.

In the Suffolk County area of Long Island, for example, almost 10 percent of private wells tested for. Impact of agricultural practices on groundwater salinity. Agric. Ecosystems Environ., The impact of agricultural practices on water quality has been examined predominantly with an emphasis on surface water.

Impacts on groundwater, as compared with surface waters, are much more difficult to by: Agricultural policies, traditionally directed towards other objectives, are beginning to pay more attention to environmental considerations.

However more effective initiatives are required to reduce the pressure upon groundwater resources and to achieve a better integration between agricultural and environmental policies.

This page gives you access to different types of information covering water quality, especially as related to agriculture. For a broader coverage, the U. Geological Survey provides answers to frequently asked questions on water, including water quality and contamination and pollution.

Information on Groundwater, including pumping, quality, mapping, saline, irrigation etc.management, policy and legal control of groundwater in agricultural regions, and assessment of agricultural practices and associated effects on groundwater quantity and quality.

Experts from California, the U.S. and around the world will speak about the connection between groundwater supply and quality, ruralFile Size: KB. TMDLs are being established to address water quality impairments. Agriculture has been identified as part of the cause of these impairments.

The state has funded increased efforts to address these impairments. This project will evaluate the effectiveness of alternative agricultural management systems in reducing the impacts of these practices on surface and .