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Canal Seepage Reduction by Soil Compaction (2)


 

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ITRC Report No.

P 09-001

 
 

Length

13 pages

 
 

Authors

Charles M. Burt, Sierra Orvis, and Nadya Alexander

 
 

Published

Burt, C.M., S. Orvis, and N. Alexander. 2010. Canal seepage reduction by soil compaction. J. Irrig. Drain Eng. 136, 479 (2010).

 

 

 

Summary

 

Simple in-situ vibratory soil compaction of earth lined canals was tested to determine the impact on seepage losses. Commercial equipment was used for vibratory compaction of long sections of five irrigation district earthen canals. Ponding tests were conducted before and after compaction. When the sides and bottoms of the canals were compacted, seepage reductions of about 90% were obtained; reductions of 16 – 31% were obtained when only sides were compacted.

 


 

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