Design of Irrigation Distribution System

by Steve Robertson, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation and Drainage: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions


This paper briefly discusses the Bureau of Reclamation's process of developing the rehabilitation of the Grand Valley Unit in Colorado. Sections are included on accessing needs of the system, amount of water required, operational ranges, valve and piping design, least cost pipe sizing, and construction and construction inspection.

Subject Headings: Irrigation systems | Hydraulic design | Construction management | Water reclamation | Water supply systems | Water treatment | Water supply | Groundwater quality | Colorado | United States

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