Scheduling in Manually Controlled Canal Irrigation Delivery Systems

by S. Sritharan, Colorado State Univ, Water, Management Synthesis Project, CO, USA,
W. Clyma, Colorado State Univ, Water, Management Synthesis Project, CO, USA,
E. V. Richardson, Colorado State Univ, Water, Management Synthesis Project, CO, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Development and Management Aspects of Irrigation and Drainage Systems

Abstract: The effects of canal transients on scheduling water delivery to an irrigated area are described using a linearized form of flow equation obtained from a zero-inertia momentum equation and the continuity equation. Results show that neglecting transients can result in supplying less than the required or contracted amounts of water. A methodology by which lag times can be anticipated and the controls operated to minimize losses in delivery systems is given.

Subject Headings: Irrigation systems | Canals | Transient flow | Scheduling | Linear flow | Continuity equations | Control systems

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