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Irrigation Water Balance Fundamentals


 

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ITRC Report No.

P 99-001

 
 

Length

14 pages

 
 

Authors

Charles M. Burt

 
 

Presented 

March 10, 1999 USCID conference on Benchmarking Irrigation System Performance Using Water Measurement and Water Balances. San Luis Obispo, CA.

 

 

 

Summary

 

Water balances are essential for making wise decisions regarding water conservation and water management.  The paper defines the essential ingredients of water balances, and distinguishes between farm and district-level balances.  An example of a hypothetical district-level balance is provided.  The importance of listing confidence intervals is highlighted.  Classic errors in water balance determination are noted.

 


 

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