Rio Grande Basin Initiative

2007-08 Deliverables

Task 7 Research
Principal Investigator(s): Girisha K. Ganjegunte

Task 7: Saline and Wastewater Management and Water Reuse

  1. Complete ongoing greenhouse soil column study to assess the feasibility of using power plant blowdown water to irrigate selected agricultural crops (e.g. alfalfa).
  2. Evaluate soil and plant salinity effects of irrigation with reuse of power plant blowdown water (soil columns will be sampled only at the end of the study to evaluate changes in soil properties).
  3. Present final results of the study at the Rio Grande Basin Initiative Annual Conference and other conferences.
  4. Publish research findings as Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report and in peer reviewed journals.
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