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A METHODOLOGY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF REGIONAL SCALE FOR NON-POINT SOURCE LOADS
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  • Journal title : Environmental Engineering Research
  • Volume 11, Issue 4,  2006, pp.194-200
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Environmental Engineering
  • DOI : 10.4491/eer.2006.11.4.194
 Title & Authors
A METHODOLOGY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF REGIONAL SCALE FOR NON-POINT SOURCE LOADS
Lee, Ju-Young; Choi, Jae-Young;
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 Abstract
Recently, the population growth, industrial and agricultural development are rapidly undergoing in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) in Texas. The Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) composed of the 4 counties and three of them are interesting for Non-point and point source pollutant modeling: Starr, Cameron, and Hidalgo. Especially, the LRGV is an intensively irrigation region, and Texas A&M University Agriculture Program and the New Mexico State University College of Agriculture applied irrigation district program, projects in GIS and Hydrology based agricultural water management systems and assessment of prioritized protecting stream network, water quality and rehabilitation based on water saving potential in Rio Grande River. In the LRGV region, where point and non-point sources of pollution may be a big concern, because increasing fertilizers and pesticides use and population cause. This project objective seeks to determine the accumulation of non-point and point source and discuss the main impacts of agriculture and environmental concern with water quality related to pesticides, fertilizer, and nutrients within LRGV region. The GIS technique is widely used and developed for the assessment of non-point source pollution in LRGV region. This project shows the losses in of BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand), TN (total Nitrogen) and TP (total phosphorus) in the runoff from the surface of LRGV. Especially, farmers in Cameron County consume a lot of fertilizer and pesticide to improve crop yield net profit. Then, this region can be created as larger nonpoint source area for nutrients and the intensity of runoff by excess irrigation water. And many sediment and used irrigation water with including high nutrients can be discharged into Rio Grade River.
 Keywords
GIS;Non-point and point Source;Hydrology;
 Language
English
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