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Canal Seepage Reduction by Soil Compaction





ITRC Report No.

P 08-002



7 pages



Charles M. Burt, Marcus Cardenas, and Mohamed Grissa



Irrigation Association Technical Conference.  November 2008.  Anaheim, CA






Large-scale tests were conducted of in-place compaction of irrigation district earthen canal bottoms and sides.  Five canal pools with sandy loam soils were compacted, with four results presently available.  Seepage reduction of about 86% was obtained when the sides and bottoms were compacted; reductions of 12-31% were obtained when only sides were compacted.



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