Authors: Sommerfeldt, T.G., Mclaughlin, N.B. And J.R. Allan
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Description: Salinization and waterlogging of the soil, caused by seepage from irrigation canals, is a serious problem in the irrigation districts of Alberta. An estimated 15% (van Schaik 1973) of the 0.26 million ha of irrigated land has become salinized and waterlogged, most of which is attributed to seepage from canals (Sadler 1966), and the area being affected is increasing. In a previous laboratory study, research had been conducted to develop a lining to control seepage that is inexpensive to install and maintain and has a long, effective life. In this earlier study, a soil anionic-asphaltemulsion mixture performed satisfactorily (Sommerfeldt 1977). However, field-testing was necessary to determine its value and effectiveness as a canal lining. To field-test the lining, prototype machinery was developed to incorporate the materials into the soil and to spread and pack the mixture (McLaughlin et al. 1976). The procedure for lining a supply ditch on the Vauxhall, Alberta, Substation and the performance of the lining are reported here.

Keywords: field evaluation of a soil-asphalt ditch lining
Citation: Sommerfeldt, T.G., McLaughlin, N.B. and J.R. Allan 1978. FIELD EVALUATION OF A SOIL-ASPHALT DITCH LINING. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 20(1):13-15.
Volume: 20
Issue: 1
Pages 13 - 15
Date: 1978
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