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

Abstract: 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: Control systems | Automation | Water supply systems | Water conservation | Rivers and streams | Computing in civil engineering | Gates (hydraulic) | Water level | Arizona | North America | United States

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