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


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 | Computer analysis | Computer models | Channel flow | Water flow | Permeability (soil) | Field tests | Equipment and machinery

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