Soil Water Information
 
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Environmental Geophysics:
" Seeing through a dark glass dimly."


Site maintained by:
Prof. John F. Hermance (Jack);
Dept. of Geological Sciences, Brown Univ.,
Providence, RI, 02912-1846;
Tel: 401-863-3830
e-mail: John_Hermance@Brown.Edu


 


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Facilities and Personnel:

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General Soil Water Links:

NRCS Irrigation - Handbooks and Manuals;
National Engineering Handbook Part 652 - Irrigation Guide (17 Chapt.)
http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/nrcsirrig/irrig-handbooks-part652.html

Publication of the RI Water Resources Board
Water_Resources_for_Rhode_Island_2006.pdf

Lessons on irrigation practice from the USDA
ftp://ftp.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/downloads/irrigation/

Water runoff maps from the USGS for Southeast MA and RI:
http://ma.water.usgs.gov/drought/Surface_Water_Maps_for_Water_Year_2007.html

Water use in the U.S.:
http://www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/wateruse/

Hydrology; Level II: Introduction to Design Education and Certification for Persons Involved in Land Disturbing Activities; Issued October 2005. PowerPoint on antecedent soil moisture and runoff:
http://s150378756.onlinehome.us/level2/2-8b-hydrology.pdf

The outreach portions of many state land-grant institutions suggest that the state farmers should use soil moisture sensing devices to determine the best irrigation schedule, for example South Dakota:
http://agbiopubs.sdstate.edu/articles/FS876.pdf
and Colorado
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/PUBS/crops/04708.html

The most common method to determine soil moisture for farm producers in the East: Direct feel and appearance of the soil
- suggested for use in RI at
http://www.uri.edu/ce/factsheets/sheets/waterturf.html

Peter H. Gleick Article from Scientific American: “Making Every Drop Count”.

 

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