Historical perspective on salinity and drainage problems in California
Robert L. Kelley, University of California
Ronald L. Nye
California Agriculture 38(10):4-6. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v038n10p4.
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Salinity and drainage problems have plagued agriculture in California from the time irrigation was introduced in the second half of the nineteenth century. The emergence and spread of such problems, and the variety of ways in which irrigators and public agencies have responded to them, may be traced in the histories of the Imperial and San Joaquin valleys.
Robert L. Kelley is Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara; Ronald L. Nye is an advanced doctoral student in the department, specializing in California salinity problems, and a consulting historian in water management history.
This research was conducted under grant #W-610 from the Water Resources Center, University of California, Davis.