Ground water recharge as affected by surface vegetation and management
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Ground water resources on the high plains of Colorado are being mined for irrigation at a rate surpassing natural recharge of the aquifer. Detailed information on recharge rates, as well as possible methods for increasing recharge, is essential to sound agricultural planning. Various surface soil treatments were investigated in field experiments to determine their effect on ground water recharge. Plots were established in 1967 on initially very dry soil of semi-arid native range land. The water table is about 100 feet below the surface. Water content profiles were measured periodically to determine ...