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Water Quality For Sugar-cane Irrigation In Panuco, Veracruz, Mexico, As Affected By An Old Closed Oil Well

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP970041

Volume

20

Pages

9

Published

1997

Size

711 kb

Author(s)

W. Gandoy-Bernasconi

Abstract

Parcels, into a sugar-cane 44,500 ha supplying area located both sides of River Panuco, have been irrigated with river waters for some years.. Farmers noticed their plots located downstream of this area, started to be salinized. They also reported that at some determined daily hours, the river water got a salty taste due to a probable tide effect because the river level reached the 0 m.a.s.l. some days of the year, though the Gulf of Mexico sea is at 47 km far from the site. Then the sugar mill engineers decided the sugar-cane supplying area to be progressively moved upstream. However, the worries about water quality remained, hence a sampling of phreatic waters was carried out, to verify alternative water sources for irrigat

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