Automation of Border and Basin Irrigation

by Allan S. Humpherys, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Kimberly, ID, USA,
Thomas J. Trout, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Kimberly, ID, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation Systems for the 21st Century


Various methods and types of control equipment for automating border and basin irrigation are described. Mechanical gates include dual function turnout gates that both open and close and a trapezoidal center-of-pressure check gate for a lined ditch. Cablegation systems are used to irrigate either borders or basins with or without cutback. Field tests and systems using feedback are described.

Subject Headings: Automation | Basins | Border irrigation | Cables | Irrigation systems | Field tests | Control systems | Systems engineering

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