BASIN 2.0 for the Design of Level-Basin Irrigation Systems

by A. J. Clemmens,
A. R. Dedrick,
R. J. Strand,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


The purpose of this paper is to present a computer program for the hydraulic design of level-basin irrigation systems. The first of three design modes provides design based on the advance distance at cutoff. This is a common mode of level basin operation since it does not require precise measurement of flow rate or volume. The second design mode uses the design concept developed by the Soil Conservation Service. The third design mode provides maximum design limits based on the solutions of Clemmens and Dedrick. Design solutions are obtained quickly since they are simply interpolated between tabled values. The BASIN program is useful for quickly evaluating potential designs for a variety of soil infiltration and roughness conditions. The program currently includes the influence of advance and recession on uniformity and efficiency but not such factors as soil infiltration spatial variability and variations in soil surface elevations.

Subject Headings: Irrigation systems | Basins | Hydraulic design | Soft soils | Flow measurement | Recharge basins | Infiltration | Irrigation

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