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ITRC Paper No. P 08-002.  Charles M. Burt, Marcus Cardenas, and Mohamed Grissa

Canal Seepage Reduction by Soil Compaction

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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.


Burt, C.M., M. Cardenas, and M. Grissa. 2008. Canal Seepage Reduction by Soil Compaction. Irrigation Association Technical Conference. November 2008. Anaheim, CA. 7 pp.

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