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Flow Measurement Options for Canal Turnouts


 

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ITRC Report No.

P 14-004

 
 

Length

17 pages

 
 

Authors

Kyle Feist, Charles M. Burt

 
 

Presented 

Flow Measurement Options for Canal Turnouts. USCID Water Management Conference. Denver, Colorado. December 2-5, 2014. United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage.

 

 

 

Abstract

 

Volumetric record-keeping, billing, and allocations at irrigation district delivery points (turnouts) are the norm, rather than the exception for most California irrigation districts. However, many older districts are just beginning these efforts, and other districts are trying to improve existing hardware and procedures. Volumetric accounting with high accuracy and a reasonable price presents unique engineering challenges for irrigation districts because of the variety of existing structures and configurations at irrigation delivery points. Because it is likely that irrigation districts will attempt to utilize existing devices, or slightly modify them, there is a need for standardized installation and/or calibration. This paper discusses three efforts to adapt, improve, and/or calibrate existing technologies for flow rate and volumetric metering of canal turnouts.

 


 

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