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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Plant Science

First Advisor

Frederick Cholick


Irrigation/drainage systems, like all other systems, have physical limitations that they must be adapted to. Therefore, the objectives of this study are as follows: 1) Determine the overall ability of the irrigation/drainage system to perform as a crop production facility, taking into account drainage as well as irrigation benefits. 2) Establish a range of water table depths at which crop production is maximum which will help in establishing criteria for system design. 3) Test the effects of a static (constant) vs. fluctuating water table management practice.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Irrigation -- South Dakota
Subsurface drainage -- South Dakota




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