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Project ID: 2006KY68B

Title: Monitoring Soil Moisture for Efficient Use of Irrigated Water on Selected Grass Lawn

Project Type: Research

Start Date: 03/01/2006

End Date: 02/28/2007

Congressional District: KY 4th

Focus Categories: Irrigation, Methods, Water Use

Keywords: soil moisture, stormwater runoff, soil texture

Principal Investigator: Boateng, Samuel

Federal Funds: $4,979

Non-Federal Matching Funds: $10,523

Abstract: Excess precipitation and/or irrigation can cause a drastic increase in soil moisture with the consequent adverse effects of increased storm runoff. Recently, Sanitation District 1 initiated a program to manage urban storm water in Northern Kentucky in compliance with USEPA regulations. The purpose of the proposed program is to mitigate the adverse environmental and ecological effects of increased storm runoff. Efficient use of irrigated water on grass lawns has the potential to reduce excess soil moisture and decrease the potential for increased runoff over such surfaces during storm events. Thus, a study that will look into the factors affecting irrigated water infiltration (soil slope, soil texture, and soil moisture) will help in planning irrigation schedules that will reduce excess soil moisture.

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