Soil Salinty in Colorado
Soil salinization in the Grand Valley near Grand Junction, Colorado. Salt within in the soil leaches to the surface, or is pushed up by groundwater. With only eight inches of rainfall per year the region is arid. Farmers use irrigation water, which also forces the salt down into the subsoil, but also adds salinity to the nearby Colorado River.
Contact: Lloyd "Butch" Reed, NCRS, , Grand Junction, CO, Phone: 970 242-4511 x113 Or: Or: Email: