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Fuel shortages and resultant rising fuel costs as well as federal policies prompting energy independence have served to encourage power companies to exploit available lignite deposits of the western states as a viable fuel source. Large reserves...
2007-12-05
2007-12-05
1980-07-01
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) has proposed a project that would reduce the flow from saline springs and seeps within the groundwater alluvium of the Red River Basin. While the amount of salts moving through the alluvium would be...
2007-12-05
2007-12-05
1980-09-01
Salinity of the waters from the Red River and its major tributaries has virtually eliminated its use for irrigation of agricultural crops in Texas and Oklahoma. A chloride control project has been proposed whereby the source salt waters will be...
2007-12-05
2007-12-05
1980-12-01
An adequate description of soil moisture movement is necessary for solution of agriculturally oriented problems such as irrigation, drainage and runoff control. Three approaches for determining the hydraulic properties of soil are in situ...
2007-12-05
2007-12-05
1980-12-01
Past irrigation research on peanuts has shown that when the plant is exposed to soil moisture stress at different crop growth stages, different responses seem to exist between the Spanish and the Florunner peanut varieties. The Spanish peanuts...
2007-12-05
2007-12-05
1980-12-01
The scientific design and management of a modern irrigation system requires that the designer or manager have knowledge of site and plant criteria such as infiltration, drainage, soil fertility, plant water needs, and plant production under...
2007-12-05
2007-12-05
1980-12-01
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, Public Law 92-500, established a national goal of eliminating the discharge of pollutants into the nation's waterways by 1985. As a step toward that goal an interim water quality standard...
2007-12-06
2007-12-06
1979-05-01
This report summarizes results of economic analyses of erosion and sedimentation in five agricultural watersheds in Texas (see fig. 1). Economic analyses of the study areas considered both the on-farm economics of soil conservation and the...
2007-12-06
2007-12-06
1979-01-01
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, Public Law 92-500, established a national goal of eliminating the discharge of pollutants into the nation's waterways by 1985. As a step toward that goal an interim water quality standard...
2007-12-07
2007-12-07
1979-03-01
Reliable estimates of the demand characteristics of irrigation water are crucial to successful water policy formulation in the West. Although various studies concerning irrigation water demand exist in the literature, most are somewhat limited in...
2007-12-07
2007-12-07
1979-03-01
Agricultural production and associated economic effects of irrigation on the Texas High Plains are seriously threatened by a rapidly declining groundwater supply and a swift upward trend in energy costs. To optimize the amount of irrigation water...
2007-12-07
2007-12-07
1979-03-01
Public concern over the potential effects of energy price increases on the U.S. food and fiber system has been dramatically justified in the Trans Pecos region of Texas where a 450 percent increase in the price of natural gas was followed by the...
2007-12-07
2007-12-07
1979-03-01
A study of the potential of using rapid response tensiometers to evaluate preplant irrigation was conducted at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Lubbock and Halfway, Texas. Sites used for the study were an Olton loam soil at Lubbock and a...
2007-12-07
2007-12-07
1979-04-01
Public Law 92-500 - the 1972 Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments - mandates the analysis of agricultural non-point source (NPS) pollution controls. This report presents the results of a study of the economic impact of implementing...
2007-12-07
2007-12-07
1978-10-01
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, Public Law 92-500, established a national goal of eliminating the discharge of pollutants into the nation's waterways by 1985. As a step toward that goal an interim water quality standard...
2007-12-07
2007-12-07
1978-08-01
The development and implementation of agricultural non-point source (NPS) pollution control plans was mandated by the 1972 Federal Pollution Control Act Amendments, Public Law 92-500. The purpose of this particular report is to present the results...
2007-12-07
2007-12-07
1978-08-01
Section 208 of the 1972 Amendments to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (Public Law 92-500) requires the states to develop plans which: (1) contain processes to identify nonpoint sources of pollution, and (2) set forth procedures and methods...
2007-12-07
2007-12-07
1978-03-01
In the Upper Galveston Bay region of the Texas coastal zone, water from naturally replenished underground aquifers provides much of the freshwater supply for municipal, industrial and agricultural needs. The availability of these easily accessible...
2007-12-07
2007-12-07
1978-10-31
Improved technology is needed for use in properly managing large agricultural watersheds. Proper watershed management means selecting land uses that are appropriate for each subarea, using erosion control measures where necessary, and applying...
2007-12-07
2007-12-07
1978-04-01
Southern forests are expected to supply a large portion of the Nation's future timber requirement. Projected demands on southern forests continue to exceed allowable cut. As an outgrowth of this demand, intensive management of pine forests enabled...
2007-12-07
2007-12-07
1978-02-01
The High Plains and Trans Pecos regions of Texas are semi-arid crop production regions located in the western part of the state. Relatively low levels of rainfall are supplemented by irrigation from groundwater supplies. These regions produced 51...
2007-12-07
2007-12-07
1978-10-31
Cropping pattern shifts in many aggregate linear programming (LP) models need to be constrained due to institutional, marketing machinery, and price uncertainty factors. The purpose of this study was to estimate constraints which are referred to...
2007-12-10
2007-12-10
1977-01-01
The long-observed relationships of an influence of drinking water mineral content on heart-circulatory deaths are developed to indicate that sodium -- when present in sufficiently high concentrations -- may be detrimental to human health. An...
2007-12-10
2007-12-10
1977-03-01
Water requirements for the United States will triple by the year 2000 (Water Resources Council, 19689. In Texas and many western states about 75% of the total water used is from ground water and this source in many areas is rapidly being depleted....
2007-12-10
2007-12-10
1977-03-01
A readership survey conducted in May 1977 found that readers of Texas Water Resources find it useful, attractive and informative. The bulletin is published by the Texas Water Resources Institute to generate public awareness and understanding of...
2007-12-10
2007-12-10
1977-05-01
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