Soil salinity on Tulelake lands
James N. Luthin, University of California, Davis.
Kenneth Baghott, Modoc-Siskiyou Counties, University of California.
California Agriculture 14(3):12-12. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v014n03p12.
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Water moves upward from the water table level by capillary action to the soil surface and evaporates, leaving the salts in the soil. However, the water table must be close to the soil surface for long periods of time for the upward movement and evaporation of the water to take place. Poor soil drainage and inadequate control of irrigation water contribute to the salinity problem.
James N. Luthin is Associate Professor of Irrigation, University of California, Davis. Kenneth Baghott is Farm Advisor, Modoc-Siskiyou Counties, University of California.