Limits for Practical Level-Basin Design

by Albert J. Clemmens, (A.M.ASCE), Research Hydr. Engr. and Agric. Engr.; U.S. Water Conservation Lab., Phoenix, Ariz. 85040,
Allen R. Dedrick, Research Hydr. Engr. and Agric. Engr.; U.S. Water Conservation Lab., Phoenix, Ariz. 85040,


Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 2, Pg. 127-141


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: A previous solution for level basin design is expanded to cover a wider range of infiltration conditions. An analysis is performed to determine an approximate limit on basin length which depends upon application depth, infiltration conditions, roughness and the desired uniformity. Once a basin length is determined, the minimum unit flow rate necessary to achieve the desired uniformity is found. Basin area and width are then based on the available stream size. The solution is developed from the zero-inertia border irrigation model and is displayed in dimensionless form.

Subject Headings: Recharge basins | Hydraulic roughness | Flow rates | Rivers and streams | Border irrigation

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