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RO Treatment for San Joaquin Drainage Program

A pilot study of reverse osmosis treatment was conducted in support of a feasibility study for the San Luis Drainage Feature Re-Evaluation (SLDFR) project at two locations in the San Joaquin Valley. The tests confirmed the technical feasibility of desalting agricultural drainage and recovering 50% of the drainage water as clean product water that can be used for irrigation.

The following is a link to the project website: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/sccao/sld/index.html.