The enhancement of agriculture and the environment in the Arkansas River Valley begins with accurate knowledge of field conditions. Colorado State University's on-going research in the river valley has increased awareness of a number of disturbing conditions and trends.

Saline High Water Tables

  • Soil Waterlogging/Salinization
  • Crop Yield Reductions

Salt and Se Dissolution in Aquifer

  • Substantial Return Flow of Salts and Trace Metals to River

High Water Tables Under Fallow Land and Invasive Phreatophytes

  • Nonbeneficial Water Consumption