The impact of agriculture on the waters of the Idaho portion of the Snake River Basin, USA
作者: Robert L. Mahler
作者单位: 1Department of Soil and Water Systems, University of Idaho, USA.
刊名: International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, 2019(2), pp.93-104
来源数据库: WIT Press
DOI: 10.2495/SDP-V14-N2-93-104
关键词: Public concernsWater issuesPublic opinionWater qualityWater quantity
原始语种摘要: The Snake River Basin is the largest sub-basin of the International (Canada and USA) Columbia River Basin in North America and covers 280,000 km2. Over 70% of the Snake River Basin is within Idaho. The Snake River is 1,674 km in length and the majority of the Basin is dry with annual precipitation averaging less than 300 mm. The snowpack in the mountains of the northern part of the Basin provide significant surface and groundwater resources for the Idaho portion of the Snake River Basin. Consequently, surface water and groundwater withdrawals exceed 64,000,000,000 l/day. Over 86% of the withdrawn water is currently used on 1,500,000 ha of irrigated agricultural land. The purpose of this paper is threefold: (1) to understand current and future pressure on the limited water resources of the...
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  • USA United States Of America
  • portion 部分
  • Basin 水池
  • understand 理解
  • agriculture 农学
  • water 
  • growth 生长
  • averaging 求平均数
  • protected 防护的
  • resource 资源