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It's All In Your Water 2013 Edition Reverse Osmosis - WQ1047
Reverse osmosis is a proven technology. One of the better known uses of RO is the removal of salt from seawater. Household RO units typically deliver small amounts (2 to 5 gallons per day) of treated water and waste three to seven times the amount of water treated.
Located in Home & Farm
Environmental Impacts of Brine (Produced Water) (R1850)
Brine, or produced water, is a byproduct of oil and gas production. It consists of water from the geologic formation, injection water, oil and salts. Brine has a high salt concentration, and the ions of the salts negatively affect the site's soil and vegetation, impairing its ability to produce crops and forage. The goal of brine spill remediation is to remove or minimize salts in the soil.
Located in Landing Pages / Environment & Natural Resources
Planning To Irrigate: A Checklist - AE92
Installing an irrigation system on a piece of land requires a great deal of planning and a significant financial investment.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
Care and Maintenance of Irrigation Wells - AE97
Effective irrigation is not possible without a reliable water source. In North Dakota, the availability of relatively shallow aquifers with high-quality water has spurred the development of irrigation in many areas. Irrigation wells must produce a high volume of water during the driest months: July and August. To maintain consistent, high production from year to year, a well requires annual maintenance, just like any other piece of valuable equipment.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
Sump Pump Questions - AE1573
For many homeowners the first line of defense against water in the basement is a sump with a pump in it. The sump may be connected to drain tile that drains the footings of the house, under the entire basement, or just the area where the sump is located. Many houses have tiling installed only around a portion of the house. The water that drains into the sump must be removed, and this is accomplished with a sump pump.
Located in Landing Pages / Home & Farm
Soil, Water and Plant Characteristics Important to Irrigation - AE1675
Irrigation is the application of water to ensure sufficient soil moisture is available for good plant growth throughout the growing season. Irrigation, as practiced in North Dakota, is called "supplemental irrigation" because it augments the rainfall that occurs prior to and during the growing season.
Located in Landing Pages / Environment & Natural Resources
Water Quality of Runoff From Beef Cattle Feedlots - WQ1667
Runoff from feedlot may cause surface and groundwater pollution. Knowledge of runoff quality from beef cattle feedlot pens would be useful to design effective management practices to protect water quality. The objective of this bulletin is to share runoff quality measurements from three beef cattle feedlot pen surfaces under North Dakota management and climatic conditions.
Located in Landing Pages / Environment & Natural Resources
Managing Saline Soils in North Dakota - SF1087
Saline soils have salt levels high enough that either crop yields begin to suffer or cropping is impractical. Excessive salts injure plants by disrupting the uptake of water into roots and interfering with the uptake of competitive nutrients. Several factors contribute to the development of saline soils in North Dakota, but a high water table is a prime requirement. Recognizing how and why salts accumulate is the first step in farming profitably on land interspersed with saline soils. Preventing further encroachment of salinity and addressing remediation strategies are other steps.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
A Guide to Plugging Abandoned Wells - AE966
This publication provides a guide on how to properly abandon unused wells with example problems. Abandoned wells can provide a direct link for contaminants to enter the groundwater plus the larger wells can be a safety hazard. Used by both NRCS and ND Health Department.
Located in Landing Pages / Environment & Natural Resources
Drinking Water Quality: Testing and Interpreting Your Results - WQ1341
This publication will answer the following questions: • What should your water be tested for? • What samples do I need? • Where can I have my water tested? • How do I interpret my results? • How do I correct my problem?
Located in Landing Pages / Environment & Natural Resources
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