Agriculture: A River Runs Through It: The Connections Between Agriculture and Water Quality

Agriculture: A River Runs Through It: The Connections Between Agriculture and Water Quality
Title:
Agriculture: A River Runs Through It: The Connections Between Agriculture and Water Quality
Format:
Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
024-001-03638-0
ISBN:
9781411341821
ISSN:
1067-084X
Description

This report is one of a series of publications, The Quality of Our Nation’s Waters, which describes major findings of the NAWQA Project on water-quality issues of regional and national concern and provides science-based information for assessing and managing the quality of our groundwater resources. Other reports in this series focus on occurrence and distribution of nutrients, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds in streams and groundwater, the effects of contaminants and stream-flow alteration on the condition of aquatic communities in streams, and on the quality of groundwater from private domestic and public supply wells. Each reports builds toward a more comprehensive understanding of the quality of regional and national water resources.

Table of Contents

Foreword iii

Prologue—Lessons from Slugs and Beetles v

The Agricultural Water and Chemical Use Footprint x

Overview 1

Chapter 1 NAWQA Studies on Agriculture and Water Quality  23

Chapter 2. Overview of Agriculture and Water Quality. 29

Chapter 3.  Changes in the Nation’s Agriculture Over Time 43

Chapter 4. Terrain, Climate, Soil, and Water 65

Chapter 5. Water on the Pre-Agricultural Landscape .83

Chapter 6. Agricultural Water and Soil Management 99

Chapter 7. Water on the Modified Agricultural Landscape .119

Chapter 8. Chemicals in Crop and Animal Agriculture 139

Chapter 9. Connections Between Agriculture and Water Quality 155

Final Thoughts 180

References Cited  181

Glossary of Terms  196

Glossary of Farm Implements 198

Audience

Farmers, environmentallists, members of the agricultural community, agriculture college instructors and professors, officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The information in this report is intended primarily for those interested or involved in resource management and protection, conservation, regulation, and policymaking at the regional and national levels.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$59.00
International Price:
$82.60
Publisher:
Interior Dept., Geological Survey
Author:
  • Capel, Paul D.
Key Phrases:
  • Circular 1433
  • Water Quality
  • Quality of Our Nations Water
Weight:
1.625
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
12/22/2017
Last Status Update:
04/18/2019
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