Development of Solutions for Level-Basin Design

by Albert J. Clemmens, (A.M.ASCE), Research Hydr. Engr.; United States Water Conservation Lab., 4331 East Broadway Road, Phoenix, Ariz. 85040,
Allen R. Dedrick, Agricultural Engr.; United States Water Conservation Lab., 4331 East Broadway Road, Phoenix, Ariz. 85040,
Theodor Strelkoff, (M.ASCE), Formerly Prof. of Water Sci. and Civ. Engrg.; Land, Air and Water Resources, Water Sci. and Engrg. Section, Univ. of California, Davis, Calif.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 3, Pg. 265-279


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: The procedures are examined for obtaining reasonable estimates of distribution uniformities for a wide variety of flow rates, length of run, infiltration characteristics, and flow resistance for the design and management of level basins. The dimensionless solution of advance and recession in level basins was extended to show the distribution uniformities for a wide variety of conditions. This was then transformed into two representations of distribution uniformity that are more useful for designing and managing level basins. One solution displays the effects of soil moisture deficit and the necessary infiltration opportunity time on distribution uniformity. The other displays the effects of field length and flow rate on distribution uniformity.

Subject Headings: Flow distribution | Flow resistance | Flow rates | Recharge basins | Load and resistance factor design | Soil water | Infiltration

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