Master of Science (MS)
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Limited water resources and a rapidly growing population combine to present water resource managers in southern Nevada with a need to identify alternative water sources. Although high in salts, there are two potential sources of water available to augment the current supply, shallow ground water and surface (wash) water. A study was conducted at Desert Rose Golf Course to determine the feasibility of using one of these alternative water sources for large-scale turf irrigation; The results of the study indicate that shallow ground water is not a feasible option at this site due to the low yields of the aquifer and the resulting high cost of well installation. Wash water, on the other hand, offers a promising option. Using wash water, blended with reuse water from the wastewater treatment plant, would meet all the water quality parameters of the plant species at the golf course and those required by Nevada state regulations.
Ground; High; Irrigation; Nevada; Potential; Salininty; Scale; Shallow; Turf; Las Vegas; Vegas; Wash; Water
Agronomy; Environmental engineering; Agricultural engineering
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Zikmund, Kimberly S, "Potential use of high-salininty shallow ground water or wash water for large-scale turf irrigation in Las Vegas, Nevada" (1997). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3357.