The influence of dairy farm on ground water quality in the Coastal aquifer: Preliminary results Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Concentrated animal feeding operations such as diary farms have recently been shown to be a source of contaminants, such as nitrates, brines, organic matter, hormones and antibiotics. Although dairy farm-operations are currently undergoing critical revisions in order to reduce their potential negative impact on water resources, little is known about the long-term impact of pollutants stored in the vadose zone. Considering the importance of the Israeli coastal aquifer, and the relatively high number of diary farms situated on top of the …

publication date

  • January 1, 2007