Advances in Wetland Salinity Management

  • Nigel W. T. QuinnEmail author
Part of the Global Issues in Water Policy book series (GLOB, volume 5)


In San Joaquin Valley, over 90 % of the seasonal wetlands existed in 1890 have disappeared due to water diversions and withdrawals upstream for crop irrigation. The Kesterson ecological crisis was a fortuitous event in that it gave acute recognition to a chronic problem that began when selenium-latent drainage water began being used as a wetland water supply. In light of the discovery, how should salinity and Se in drainage water in the San Joaquin and Tulare Lake Basins be managed to support wetlands and wildlife?


Wildlife Refuge Assimilative Capacity Seasonal Wetland Total Dissolve Salt Wetland Drainage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Materials Science and Engineering Division, Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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