Tailwater Management with Surge Irrigation

by Jeffery A. Westendorp, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, CO, USA,
Terence H. Podmore, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation Systems for the 21st Century


Field data of surge irrigation has shown that, in the post-advance stage, there exists an optimum post-advance cycle time. Cycle time greater than or less than the optimum post-advance cycle time creates an increased volume of runoff.

Subject Headings: Tailwater | Irrigation | Fluid flow | Flow measurement | Surface irrigation | Field tests | Runoff | Flow control

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