Automated Control for Central Arizona Project Distribution Systems

by Jeff Kishel, Bookman-Edmonston Engineering Inc, Glendale, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


Computer based automatic control for three extensive open channel water distribution systems is described. Radio telemetry allows a central computer to execute control logic at individual check gates in response to downstream water levels. The downstream level control concept provides control based on system demands, thereby minimizing wasted water and providing greater distribution efficiency than conventional control methods.

Subject Headings: Computing in civil engineering | Water supply systems | Water conservation | Open channels | Computer software | Control systems | Gates (hydraulic) | Rivers and streams | Arizona | United States

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