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Irrigation District Canal Automation - CARDD


 

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ITRC Report No.

P 90-002

 
 

Length

7 pages

 
 

Authors

Charles M. Burt

 
 

Presented

Proceedings of the Third National Irrigation Symposium. Phoenix, Arizona. ASAE Publication 04-90. pp. 495-500.

 

 

 

Summary

 

The first rule regarding irrigation district canal automation is that there is no single "best" method of automations.  The locations of buffer reservoirs, the ability to allow water to spill at the ends of canals, the storage capacity of canal pools, and the topography will also play key roles in deciding if automation is desirable, and what type of automation should be used.  These typical engineering considerations must also be coupled with recognition of the limitations and abilities of irrigation district staff regarding maintenance and trouble shooting of sophisticated controls.

 


 

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