Analysis of Irrigation Water Quality at Kadawa Irrigation Project for Improved Productivity

  • AR Sanda Department of Soil Science, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero
  • Jibrin Dibal Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Maiduguri
Keywords: Water, scarcity, conservation, quality, Drainage, Irrigation water

Abstract

In the face of water scarcity and the several negative consequences, such as water wastage, flooding, water logging, soil losses and production losses, conserving the finite amount of fresh water is a must. The quality of irrigation water must therefore be ascertained. The chemical quality of three sources of irrigation water from canal and drainage water, namely drainage water, fresh irrigation water from canal, and drainage/irrigation water mixture, were analyzed from Kadawa irrigation Project for year 2013 and 2014 cropping seasons, with the view to evaluating the potential risks associated with their use in irrigation and hence their suitability or otherwise for irrigation purposes. The analysis revealed that the use of drainage water alone for irrigation may result in problems associated with salinity, while a blend of drainage/irrigation water in the ratio of 1:1 is a viable means of water conservation and a good means of crop production.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i3.11082

International Journal of Environment Vol.3(3) 2014: 235-240

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2014-09-13
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Sanda, A., & Dibal, J. (2014). Analysis of Irrigation Water Quality at Kadawa Irrigation Project for Improved Productivity. International Journal of Environment, 3(3), 235-240. https://doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i3.11082
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