An Irrigation Allocation Planning Model

by Nurul A. Akhand, Bangladesh Agricultural Research, Council,
Dennis L. Larson, Bangladesh Agricultural Research, Council,
Donald C. Slack, Bangladesh Agricultural Research, Council,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Management of Irrigation and Drainage Systems: Integrated Perspectives


An irrigation allocation model using multiperiod linear programming was developed to recommend canal water allocation among different irrigated fields to maximize net annual benefits for given conditions. These conditions include irrigation water demands for each field, crop response functions, water supply quantities, canal carrying capacity, water cost, crop values and minimum irrigation limitations for surface irrigation systems. The model was validated using the soils, crops, canal description and management data of the Maricopa Agricultural Center (MAC), University of Arizona.

Subject Headings: Computer models | Irrigation | Surface irrigation | Computer programming | Irrigation systems | Water supply systems | Water supply | Arizona | United States

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