Water Resources Research Center, University of Minnesota
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During fiscal year 1980 the Water Resources Research Center sponsored ten projects funded through programs of the U.S. Department of Interior, Office of Water Research and Technology and two funded through grants from the Upper Mississippi River Basin Commission. These research projects dealt with the following topics: 1) Water conservation through reuse of agricultural drainage waters and through prediction of irrigation scheduling by use of climatic data; 2) Wetlands as related to county drainage ditches and to agricultural runoff;3) Water quality for towns in rural areas, methods for measuring aquatic organics, removal of heavy metals by zeolites, and propagation of hydrocarbon spills to shallow aquifers;4) Groundwater recharge rates as related to rainfall, predicting recharge rates in surficial aquifers; 5) Economics of water use for irrigation; 6) Flood prevention through hydrologic simulation of critical watersheds; and 7) Septage disposal on land by defining loading rates.
Research sponsored by the Upper Mississippi River Basin Commission consisted of a Summary Resource Description of the Upper Mississippi River System and an Evaluation of the Impacts of Navigation and Associated Operation and Maintenance Procedures on Recreation, Cultural Resources and Potential Wilderness Areas of the River System.
Two project-related bulletins were published by the Water Resources Research Center in 1979-1980. Bulletins are sent to a mailing list of about 300 people initially. The Center answers around 500 requests each year for copies of bulletins published both this year and past years. The Center also publishes and distributes four Newsletters each year. Through Water Research Centers projects, two professors, three research associates and about 28 students, mostly graduate students, were given part-time employment. A seminar series was sponsored on the University’s Twin City Campus.
The Center’s budget was $395,736 derived from the University of Minnesota, the University Graduate School, the Office of Water Research and Technology of the U.S. Department of Interior and grants from the Upper Mississippi River Basin Commission.
Blake, George R., Espointour, Elizabeth. 1980. Sixteenth Annual Report Water Resources Research Center. Water Resources Research Center
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Blake, George R.; Espointour, Elizabeth.
Sixteenth Annual Report Water Resources Research Center.
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