The Importance of Hydraulics of Surface Irrigation

by Vaughn E. Hansen,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 3, Pg. 1-8

Document Type: Journal Paper


Surface irrigation is a complex hydraulic phenomenon. The hydraulic elements involved in surface irrigation are listed and discussed. Relating these hydraulic elements is the key to efficient irrigation, good design, and a permanent agriculture.

Subject Headings: Surface irrigation | Hydraulics | Hydraulic design | Irrigation water

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