Software Engineering for Irrigation and Environmental Applications

by Wynn R. Walker, Utah State Univ, Logan, United States,
Richard G. Allen, Utah State Univ, Logan, United States,
Gary P. Merkley, Utah State Univ, Logan, United States,
Robert W. Hill, Utah State Univ, Logan, United States,
Richard C. Peralta, Utah State Univ, Logan, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Management of Irrigation and Drainage Systems: Integrated Perspectives

Abstract: Interactive, user-oriented software has been developed to enhance irrigation design, management and planning. Environmental applications were the central focus of several individual components of this software. There have been a large number of simulation and optimization models developed in the last decade, but nine that have been revised and maintained are illustrated in this paper. The software includes programs for surface irrigation (SIRMOD), canal simulation and operation (STEADY, CANAL, BCW), project and watercourse simulation (WCAMOD), crop yield simulation (CRPSM), chemical movement and management (CANDI), sprinkler evaluation (CATCH-3D), and evapotranspiration estimation (REFET). This paper briefly describes the various programs, including the problem solving approaches, basic program mechanics and application areas.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Surface irrigation | Computer models | Environmental issues | Optimization models | Canals

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