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Evaporation Estimates for Irrigated Agriculture in California


 

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ITRC Report No.

P 01-002

 
 

Length

8 pages

 
 

Authors

Charles M. Burt, Daniel J. Howes, and Andrew Mutziger

 
 

Presented 

2001 Irrigation Association Conference - San Antonio, Texas, November 4-6, 2001

 

 

 

Summary

 

All California irrigation districts that receive either federal or state water are now required to prepare Water Conservation Plans.  For the first time in the history of most districts, they are developing an elementary water balance.  The term "elementary" should be emphasized, because there are significant weaknesses in our knowledge of subsurface flows and some components of Evapotranspiration (ET).  Irrigation districts generally use published "typical" values of ET for their water balance computations.

 


 

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