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Irrigation District School of Irrigation
The Irrigation District School of Irrigation will be held:
- February 28-March 2 at ITRC in San Luis Obispo (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) The February 28-March 2 class is full! Contact our office to be put on a waiting list.
Fee: $90/person for all U.S. irrigation districts, or $450/person for participants from outside the U.S.
All fees include class materials and software.
Sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation - Mid-Pacific Region.
The three-day course is a series of training and educational opportunities for staff, field operators, engineers, and board members of agricultural irrigation/water districts. The classes held in San Luis Obispo utilize the excellent indoor and outdoor facilities at ITRC. Annual flow measurement and canal operations training is also offered for operators in the Chico area in cooperation with CSU Chico.
The course includes the following topics:
- Flow Measurement - General and Pipelines: Principles of flow measurement for open and closed systems; common measurement devices - propeller, velocity head, venturi, metergate; how to take accurate readings; what to watch out for.
- Flow Measurement - Canals: Equations for canals; weirs and flumes; corrections for common problems; current metering.
- Canal Operations: The service concept, including farmer constraints and needs; purposes of different check structures; water level vs. flow rate control; minimizing tailender problem while still achieving good service; how to get more water through various structures; introduction to SCADA; interaction between canals and turnouts.
$90/person - all U.S. irrigation districts
$150/person/day - participants from outside the U.S.
** Priority Registration is given to districts in the Mid-Pacific Region
Two ways to register!
Print out and mail or fax the registration form.
ITRC does not accept credit card payments via fax; to pay using a credit card, please register online or call (805) 756-2434