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Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

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By: G Schwab

528 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Dec 1993 | Edition: 4 | #24015 | ISBN: 0471599948
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Hardback | Dec 1993 | Edition: 4 | #24016 | ISBN: 0471574902
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About this book

This fourth edition has retained the emphasis on problem solving, while incorporating the latest concepts in drainage, soil erosion, and irrigation management. Particular attention is given to environmental considerations and the application of computer software where applicable.


Conservation and the Environment. Precipitation. Infiltration, Evaporation, and Transpiration. Runoff. Water Erosion and Control Practices. Wind Erosion and Control Practices. Vegetated Waterways. Terracing. Conservation Structures. Earth Embankments and Farm Ponds. Headwater Flood Control. Surface Drainage and Land Forming. Open Channels. Subsurface Drainage Design. Location, Installation, and Maintenance of Subsurface Drains. Pumps and Pumping. Water Supply and Quality. Irrigation Principles. Surface Irrigation. Sprinkler Irrigation. Microirrigation. Appendices. Index.

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