Water Conservation and Delivery Flexibility in the Imperial Irrigation District Through Lateral Interceptor Systems

by Eduardo A. Latimer, (A.M.ASCE), CH2M HILL, Tempe, United States,
Robert W. Charley, (M.ASCE), CH2M HILL, Tempe, United States,
Todd Hunziker, (M.ASCE), CH2M HILL, Tempe, United States,
Andrew A. Keller, (M.ASCE), CH2M HILL, Tempe, United States,
Doug Welch, CH2M HILL, Tempe, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems

Abstract: The lateral interceptor concept was conceived in the wake of a water conservation effort to reduce several sources of water loss typical of irrigation districts. These sources include operational discharges from lateral canals and excess on-farm deep percolation and tailwater. In addition to conservation, a lateral interceptor system can provide its water users the flexibility of ordering and shutting off when desired under a fixed-arranged delivery schedule.

Subject Headings: Water conservation | Irrigation districts | Canals | Percolation | Scheduling | Irrigation systems | Water loss | Water discharge

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