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Salinity/Drainage Research

The Salinity/Drainage Program is no longer active. It was established in 1985 to create a mechanism for the University of California to conduct research and extension activities contributing to sustaining agricultural productivity and maintaining environmental quality in the western San Joaquin Valley.

Funded 2009-2010 

Irrigating Citrus with Reclaimed Municipal Wastewater (pdf)
Christopher Amrhein, Department of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside 

An Advisory Service for Optimum Irrigation Scheduling in California (pdf)
Allan Fulton, UC Cooperative Extension, Tehama County
Daniel S. Munk, UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno County 
Richard L. Snyder, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis
Blake Sanden, UC Cooperative Extension, Kern County 

Velocity Contour Weighting Method for Increased Accuracy of Upward Looking ADVMs in Irrigation Channels (pdf)
Brett Sanders, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Irvine

Funded 2008-2009

Assessing Orchard and Vineyard Irrigation Needs with Thermal Aerial Imagery (pdf)
David A. Goldhamer, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis

UC Irrigation Water Management -- Web-based Research and Information Center (pdf)
Stephen R. Grattan, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis

Reducing Water Use in Navel Orange Production with Partial Root Zone Drying - Comparison with Conventional Irrigation at the Same Reduced Irrigation Rates (pdf)
Carol J. Lovatt, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
Ben A. Faber, UC Cooperative Extension (Ventura County)

Development and Application of the Coupled Vadose Zone-Ground Water Flow Modeling Environment: HYDRUS Package for MODFLOW (pdf)
Jiri Simunek, Department of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside

Funded 2007-2008 

Salinity/Drainage Program: 

Application of Redox Mediators to Accelerate Removal of Selenium from Agricultural Drainage Water (pdf)
Christopher Amrhein, Department of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside
Yiqiang Zhang, Department of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside

Prototyping and testing of a Lagrangian sensor network for distributed monitoring in the San Joaquin - Sacramento Delta (pdf)
Alexandre Bayen, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

Mechanisms of Boron Toxicity in Crop Plants (pdf)
Patrick Brown, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

Assessment of seawater intrusion potential from sea level rise in coastal aquifers of California (pdf)
Hugo A. Loáiciga, Department of Geography, UC Santa Barbara

Prosser Trust: 

Coupling automated overhead, low-pressure irrigation systems with conservation tillage: A new irrigation, crop and drainage management paradigm for the Central San Joaquin Valley? (pdf)
Jeff Mitchell, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
Wes Wallendar, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis

Funded 2006-2007 

Salinity/Drainage Program: 

Impact of Climate Change on Irrigation Water Availability, Crop Water Requirements and Soil Salinity in the San Joaquin Valley, CA (pdf)
Jan W. Hopmans, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis
Edwin P. Maurer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Santa Clara University

Can Forages be used to Manage Retired Farmland and for Saline Drainage Water Management? (pdf)
Stephen Kaffka, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
Stephen Grattan, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis
Dennis Corwin, USDA-ARS Salinity Laboratory

Impacts of Seasonal Wetland Delayed Drawdown under Real-time Salinity Management on Algal Biomass and Other Water Quality Contaminants of Concern for the San Joaquin River (pdf)
Nigel Quinn, UC Merced

Prosser Trust: 

Using Regulated Deficit Irrigation to Increase Almond Production and Water Productivity (pdf)
David A. Goldhamer, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis

Reducing Water Use in Navel Orange Production with Partial Root Zone Drying - Comparison with Conventional Irrigation at the Same Reduced Irrigation Rates (pdf)
Carol J. Lovatt, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
Ben A. Faber, UC Cooperative Extension, Ventura County

Toward Improved Irrigation Efficiency through Real-time Assimilation of Multi-spectral Satellite Remote Sensing Data into Crop Models (pdf)
Steven A. Margulis, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Los Angeles

Large-Scale Utilization of Saline Groundwater for Development and Irrigation of Pistachios Interplanted with Cotton (Phase II) (pdf)
Blake Sanden, UC Cooperative Extension, Kern County
Louise Ferguson, UC Cooperative Extension, Davis
Craig Kallsen, UC Cooperative Extension, Kern County
Bob Hutmacher, UC Cooperative Extension, Shafter Field Station 
Brian Marsh, UC Cooperative Extension, Kern County

Funded 2005-2006 

Salinity/Drainage Program: 

Bioaccumulation and Biotransformations of Organic Material-Borne Selenium in Mosquitofish
William T. Frankenberger, Department of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside
Yiqiang Zhang, Department of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside 

Implementation of Wetland Adaptive Water Quality Management Strategies under Real-Time Salinity TMDLs (pdf)
Tom Harmon, UC Merced

Salt Dynamics in Non-Riparian, Freshwater Wetlands
Mark T. Stacey, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

Sustainable Eco-systems under Land Retirement (pdf)
Wesley W. Wallender, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis

Prosser Trust: 

Irrigation Management Improvements for San Joaquin Valley Pima Cotton Systems (pdf)
Daniel S. Munk, UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno County
Bob Hutmacher, UC Cooperative Extension, Shafter Field Station

Funded 2004-2005

Salinity/Drainage Program: 

Membrane Desalination of Agricultural Drainage Water: Water Recovery Enhancement and Brine Minimization
Yoram Cohen, Department of Chemical Engineering, UCLA

Attenuating Selenium Loads and Ecotoxic Risk in Hypersaline Drainage Systems by Combining Picoplankton Volatilization of Selenium and Macroinvertebrate Harvest (pdf)
Teresa Fan, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis
Richard Higashi, Center for Health and Environment, UC Davis

Construction of a Bioreactor for On-site Bioremediation of Selenium Oxyanions in Agricultural Drainage Water (pdf)
William Frankenberger, Department of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside

Continued Investigation into the Interactions of Saline Drainage Water on Crop Tolerance to Boron (pdf)
Steve Grattan, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis
Catherine Grieve, USDA-ARS Salinity Laboratory
Jim Poss, USDA-ARS Salinity Laboratory
Don Suarez, USDA-ARS Salinity Laboratory

Mechanisms of Arsenic Accumulation and Biogeochemistry in Evaporation Ponds (pdf)
Kenneth Tanji, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis
Suduan Gao, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis

Prosser Trust: 

Regulated Deficit Irrigation of Alfalfa (pdf)
Blaine Hanson, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis
Dan Putnum, Department of Agronomy and Range Science, UC Davis 

Large-Scale Utilization of Saline Groundwater for Development and Irrigation of Pistachios Interplanted with Cotton (pdf)
Blake Sanden, UC Cooperative Extension, Kern County
Louise Ferguson, UC Cooperative Extension, Davis
Craig Kallsen, UC Cooperative Extension, Kern County
Bob Hutmacher, UC Cooperative Extension, Shafter Field Station 
Brian Marsh, UC Cooperative Extension, Kern County

Funded 2002-2003 

Interaction of Se Biogeochemistry With Foodchain Disruption in Full-Scale Evaporation Basins (pdf)
Teresa W-M Fan, Dept. of Land, Air, & Water Resources, UC Davis 

Selenium Removal from Agricultural Drainage Water by Selenate-Reducing Bacteria (pdf)
William T. Frankenberger, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside 
Yiquiang Zhang, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside 

Does Saline Drainage Water Affect Crop Tolerance to Boron? (pdf)
Steve Grattan, Dept. of Land, Air, & Water Resources, UC Davis 

Integrated Drain Water Management in the Central Valley (pdf)
Kurt A. Schwabe, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside 
Keith Knapp, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside 

Phytoremediation of Selenium-Contaminated Drainage Sediments and Chemical Characterization of Potentially Ecotoxic Se Forms (pdf)
Norman Terry, Dept. of Plant & Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley 

Fate of Colloid-Particulate Elemental Selenium in Aquatic Systems (pdf)
Yiquiang Zhang, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside 
William T. Frankenberger, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside

Funded 2001-2002 

Salinity/Drainage Program: 

Biochemical Characterization of Microphyte Composition in Relation to Se Biogeochemistry and Bioavailability (pdf)
Teresa Fan, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis
Jack Meeks, Microbiology - Division of Biological Sciences, UC Davis 

Removal of Selenium from Drainage Water in Lined Reduction, Attachment, and Open Oxidation Channels: A Field Study (pdf)
William Frankenberger, Department of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside 

Management Effects on Selenium Fractionation, Speciation and Bioavailability in Sediments from Evaporation Basins (pdf)
Sudan Gao, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis
Randy A. Dahlgren, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis 

Mitigating Selenium Ecotoxic Risk by Combining Foodchain Breakage with Natural Remediation: Physical-Chemical Nature of Sediment Selenium with Implications for Bioavailability? (pdf)
Richard Higashi, Crocker Nuclear Laboratory, UC Davis
Robert G. Flocchini, Crocker Nuclear Laboratory, UC Davis 

Conceptual Modeling of Salt Management Problems in the Western San Joaquin Valley of California (pdf)
William Jury, Department of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside 

Algal Community Assessment Under Different Nutrient and Grazing Intensity Regimes: Selenium Volatilization and Ecotoxic Risk (pdf)
Eliska Rejmankova, Department of Environmental Science & Policy, UC Davis 

Mass Balance of Water and Se in the TLDD Flow-Through Wetland Cells (pdf)
Kenneth Tanji, Dept. of Land, Air, and Water Resources - Hydrology Pgm., UC Davis
Suduan Gao, Dept. of Land, Air, and Water Resources - Hydrology Pgm., UC Davis 

Transformation of Selenium Species in Sediment and Wetland Management Approaches for the Enhancement of Selenium Volatilization and Remediation Efficiency (pdf)
Norman Terry, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley 

Water and Land Management in Irrigated Ecosystems (pdf)
Wesley Wallender, Dept of Land, Air, and Water Resources - Hydrology Pgm, UC Davis 

Prosser Trust: 

Potential for Using Blended Drainage Water for Irrigating West Side, San Joaquin Valley Pistachios (pdf)
Louise Ferguson, UC Davis 

Using EM and VERIS Technology to Assess Land Suitability for Orchard and Vineyard Development in Non-saline Environments (pdf)
Allan Fulton, UC Cooperative Extension, Tehama County 

Validation of Protocols for Using Trunk Diameter and Tree Water Potential Measurements in Orchard Irrigation Scheduling (pdf)
David Goldhamer, UC Davis 

Contrasting Irrigation Application Methods for Drainage Reduction and Soil Salinity Management (pdf)
Daniel Munk, UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno County 

Improving Water and Nutrient Management Practices on Dairies in the Southern San Joaquin Valley (pdf)
Larry Schwankl, UC Davis

Funded 2000-2001 

Salinity/Drainage Program: 

Se Ecotoxicology and Application to In-Situ Se Bioremediation (pdf)
Serge Doroshov, UC Davis 

Mitigating Selenium Ecotoxic Risk by Combining Foodchain Breakage with Natural Remediation (pdf)
Teresa Fan, UC Davis 

Transformations of Selenium in Tulare Lake Evaporation Ponds (pdf)
William Frankenberger, UC Riverside 

An Investigation into the Ecotoxicology of Selenium Bioaccumulation in Birds (pdf)
Michael Fry, UC Davis 

Evaluation of Salt-Tolerant Forages for Sequential Reuse Systems (pdf)
Steve Grattan, UC Davis 

Salinization of Deep Production Wells in the Western San Joaquin Valley: Risk Analysis, Uncertainty, and Data Needs (pdf)
Thomas Harter, UC Davis 

Using Forages and Livestock to Manage Drainage Water in the San Joaquin Valley (pdf)
Stephen Kaffka, UC Davis 

An Economic Analysis of Alternative Methods to Control Salinity in the Western San Joaquin Valley (pdf)
Kurt Schwabe, UC Riverside 

Mass Balance and Modeling for Se Remediation in TLDD Flow-Through Wetland Cells (pdf)
Kenneth Tanji, UC Davis 

Fate of Selenium in constructed Wetlands Treating Agricultural Drainage Water: Role of Sediment Se Deposition and Se Volatilization (pdf)
Norman Terry, UC Berkeley 

Three-dimensional Unsaturated-Saturated Flow and Transport, and Subsidence (pdf)
Wesley Wallender, UC Davis

Prosser Trust: 

Evaluation of Orchard Irrigation Scheduling Using Trunk Diameter Fluctuations and Shaded Leaf Water Potential (pdf)
David Goldhamer, UC Davis 

Response of Crop Yield and Water Table to Subsurface Drip Irrigation of Processing Tomato Under Saline, Shallow Groundwater Conditions (pdf)
Blaine Hanson, UC Davis

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