Frequently Asked Questions about Saline and/or Sodic Water and Soils

Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University

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This resource from Montana State University answers questions about saline and sodic water in Montana. Topics discussed include definitions of sodic, saline, and alkaline water, as well as irrigation, crop production, and reclamation. These soil and water problems are sometimes associated with water produced in conjunction with coalbed methane removal.

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Geochemistry Applications: Environmental Geochemistry
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