Operation and Maintenance of Irrigation and Drainage Systems: Section III.—Operation

Committee on Operation and Maintenance of Irrigation and Drainage Systems of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, ASCE

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 3, Pg. 237-338

Document Type: Journal Paper

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Discussion: Merriam John L. (See full record)


For the purpose of this manual, the subject of operation is treated by a discussion of the factors essential to good water management on an irrigation and drainage system; the staff necessary to accomplish the work and its responsibility; operating practices and procedures for the handling, movement, disposal or reuse of water; and the value of good records and communications in these operations. The irrigation system referenced in this manual is that generally referring to movement of water from its source to the user, and is that system prevalent in arid and semiarid areas as well as in humid areas. The use of the term drainage system refers to systems in which removal of excess surface water seasonally is normally a necessity.

Subject Headings: Irrigation systems | Drainage systems | Maintenance | Freight transportation | Arid lands | Humidity | Communication systems | Water management | Water treatment

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