ITRC Report No. R 04-007
Benchmarking of Flexibility and Needs - 2004
Sponsor: USBR, Pacific Northwest Region
ITRC interviewed irrigation district personnel from 25 agricultural districts in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana. Data were analyzed to determine the degree of water delivery flexibility provided to farmers and the extent of existing and planned district modernization. This is the fourth such report the ITRC has published for irrigation districts in the western US. The first two evaluations were conducted on behalf of the Mid-Pacific Region of the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and included California irrigation districts that had long-term federal contracts. The third report was prepared on behalf of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and did not include irrigation districts with long-term federal contracts. The first three evaluations were conducted in 1996, 2000 and 2002, respectively. This report was prepared on behalf of the USBR Yakima Office of Water Conservation, Upper Columbia Area of the Pacific Northwest Region and includes districts that receive at least some water from federal facilities.
Irrigation Training & Research Center. 2004. Benchmarking of Flexibility and Needs - 2004. ITRC, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. ITRC Report No. 04-007. 47 pp.
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