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Given that “every drop of Colorado River water has been used three times before it arrives in the Imperial Valley,” according to Bali, and that those drops of water bring lots of salt in them, applying 6.5 to 7 acre-feet of water to an alfalfa field also puts about 7 to 8 tons of salt into the ground. Researchers at DREC are looking into alfalfa varieties with a higher tolerance for salt, but also into olive cultivation. Olives have a high tolerance for salinity, and this has the potential to transform the Imperial Valley agricultural landscape in the future.
Author: Alison Kent