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Salinity Mobilization and Transport: Hydrologic and Aeolian Processes and Remediation Techniques for Rangelands

Salinity Mobilization and Transport: Hydrologic and Aeolian Processes and Remediation Techniques for Rangelands 372 pages, 3.56MB

About 55% of the salt loading in the Colorado River Basin comes from natural, non-irrigated sources1 (i.e., rangelands), suggesting a significant potential to further reduce salt loading through implementing appropriate range management practices.

As the first phase of a literature synthesis of this multifaceted issue by the USDA Agricultural Research Service and collaborators, this bibliography is a guide to the scientific literature covering salinity sources, mobilization, and transport from rangelands to river systems, with particular focus on the Colorado River Basin.

This information is useful in understanding the underlying physical, chemical, and biological processes of salt transport and related human impacts, and in designing policies and management practices to limit salinization.

There are 768 unique citations with abstracts (when available) in this bibliography. Documents cited were published from 1902 through mid-2013. URLs and DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) are provided for online documents when available. The inclusion or omission of a particular citation does not imply endorsement or disapproval.

1 Kenney, T.A., Gerner, S.J., Buto, S.G., and Spangler, L.E., 2009. Spatially referenced statistical assessment of dissolved-solids load sources and transport in streams of the Upper Colorado River Basin. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5007, 50 p. Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5007.

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  • Additional literature on salinity and rangelands from the AGRICOLA database: