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Evaporation Ponds in Agriculture

In many rural, agricultural areas there is no nearby access to rivers or oceans for drain water disposal.

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Evaporation Ponds for Salt

Salt ponds are a very common type of evaporation pond.

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Evaporation Ponds for Landfill Leachates

Landfills are a common source of contaminated runoff that needs special handling.

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Choosing a Liner for an Evaporation Pond

Once the location has been chosen, you must select a liner. There are two basic options; clay or a multi-layer RPE liner.

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What are Evaporation Ponds?

Evaporation ponds are small, man-made, shallow bodies of water with large surface areas that efficiently utilize wind and sunlight for evaporation.

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Creating Opportunities to Recharge the Groundwater Supply

While most pond owners aim to reduce seepage by installing an impermeable liner, there is a natural function to the effect.

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Choosing a Liner for Potable or Agricultural Use

Many commercial pond liners are marketed as being compatible with potable drinking water supplies or agricultural uses. 

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Preventing Valuable Pond Water Loss Through Seepage

Every gallon lost from a groundwater storage pond represents wasted energy and a reduced volume available for irrigation or drinking water. 

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Reasons to Hold Groundwater Supplies in Ponds

Groundwater is defined as any water that manages to slip through the pores between particles of soil, sand, and rock and gather below the surface. 

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Groundwater Extraction and Pond Storage for Drinking and Agriculture

On the opposite end of the water storage spectrum, groundwater is often pumped during periods of high volume and stored for future use. 

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