Canal Control and Automation for the Central District System

by Michael A. Drain, (A.M.ASCE),
Eric R. Hixson,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District system provides irrigation and hydropower benefits in south-central Nebraska. Because of its complexity, the system relies heavily on automation and remote control of most of its canal control structures. This paper briefly describes the layout of the system and the control methods used by the district.

Subject Headings: Control systems | Irrigation systems | Canals | Automation and robotics | Hydro power | Structural control | Irrigation districts | Traffic engineering | Nebraska | United States

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