Award Date

1-1-1997

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Geoscience

Number of Pages

151

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Ground; High; Irrigation; Nevada; Potential; Salininty; Scale; Shallow; Turf; Las Vegas; Vegas; Wash; Water

Controlled Subject

Agronomy; Environmental engineering; Agricultural engineering

File Format

pdf

File Size

3737.6 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/jhzk-pign


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