Evaporation from Irrigation Lands in California
Sponsor: CALFED and CSU/ARI
ITRC conducted a multi-year study on evaporation throughout the state of California. The stated intent of this research was to consolidate existing information on evaporation through literature reviews and interviews, and to compute evaporation amounts for representative conditions in California and use those amounts to extrapolate information for the complete irrigation agricultural area of California. This research was to address the question of the approximate magnitude of evaporation - a key piece of knowledge when defining the level of resources that should be committed to solving any problem.
Burt, C.M., A. Mutziger, D. Howes, and K. Solomon. 2002. Evaporation from Irrigated Agricultural Land in California. Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. ITRC Report No. R 02-001. 478 pp.
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