Estimating Number and Duration of On-Times for Surge Irrigation

by M. Earl Hess, USDA, Denver, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation Systems for the 21st Century

Abstract: Research shows surge flow can achieve efficient and uniform irrigation on some soils. However, most available information focuses on computerized analysis and modeling for research purposes. A simplified field method for evaluating surge flow irrigation is needed for use by irrigators not having access to computers and other sophisticated technical equipment. A procedure, worksheet and nomograph is presented that serves this simplified need.

Subject Headings: Irrigation | Channel flow | Computer analysis | Computer models | Water flow | Permeability (soil) | Information management | Model analysis

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