An Evaluation of Drainage Conditions in the San Joaquin Valley
The discovery of deformities and deaths of aquatic birds at Kesterson Reservoir in 1983 substantially altered the perception of agricultural subsurface drainage water threats in the San...

Alternatives for Managing Shallow Ground Water in Arid Irrigated Areas
The combined operation of a drainage system for subirrigation and drainage is being considered for application in arid areas of the world. This is accomplished by modifying an irrigation...

Optimum On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency for Sustainable Agriculture
In irrigated agriculture, on-farm irrigation efficiency and salinity build-up in the crop root zone are interrelated. Sustainability of soil productivity and crop production depends on...

Dormant Season Alfalfa Water Balance on the NIIP
Non-growing season water balance parameters were measured for alfalfa under high-elevation desert conditions of the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project in northwest New Mexico. The lysimeters...

Genetic Algorithm Design of Piped Irrigation Systems
The design of piped irrigation systems is a complex matter. In its simplest form it involves the selection of the sizes of pipes and other hydraulic elements so as to ensure that the varying...

Agroforestry as a Method of Salt and Selenium Management on Irrigated Land in the San Joaquin Valley
Since 1985, several San Joaquin Valley growers, with the support of State and federal agencies, have attempted to manage salt and selenium using agroforestry. Numerous studies and research...

A Regional Management Plan to Improve Water Quality in the Grassland Basin
Seven irrigation and drainage districts on the west side of Californias San Joaquin Valley have formed a regional drainage entity to implement programs that will reduce the load of selenium...

Flexible Water Deliveries: One District's Experience
The Merced Irrigation District (MID) has implemented two significant incentive programs in 1995 to provide surface irrigation water to farmers who have shifted to private wells for irrigation....

Dynamic Analysis of Multi-Pool Irrigation Canal
This paper discusses the dynamic characteristics of an open multi-pool irrigation canal from robustness point of view. In particular, the presence of right-half plane zeros in an open...

System Downstream Control for On-Demand Irrigation Canals
A nonlinear programming (NLP) Model has been developed to assist downstream control for optimal control of canal systems, called system downstream control (SDC). The objective of system...

Non-point Source Policies for Agricultural Drainage
There is limited experience in regulating the water quality impacts of nonpoint source subsurface agricultural drainage discharges. Recent efforts in California to regulate selenium discharges...

Water Conservation Definitions From a Hydrologic Viewpoint
The definition of water management principles needed to satisfy societys water use objectives requires the use of terms and definitions that clearly describe the effects of various water...

Impact of Agricultural Water Conservation on Water Quality in Arid Irrigated Areas
Water quality constituents of concern in irrigation return flow include sediment, nitrate, pesticides, and trace elements. Each of these components can be affected by irrigation and drain...

Urban Water Conservation Efforts of the Irrigation Association
Water conservation, wise water use, efficient water management: no matter what terminology one uses to describe it, the fact is the topic of using less water permeates the irrigation industry....

Sediment Transport Modeling for the Glen-Colusa Irrigation District Fish Screen Modifications
The Glen-Colusa Irrigation District (GCID) pumping plant is located on an oxbow of the Sacramento River approximately 100 miles north of Sacramento (Figure 1). The existing fish screen...

Challenges and Opportunities in Egypt's Integrated Water Resources Strategy
Egypt's Nile irrigation system is a very complicated, old operated, continuously expanding system. It may be also described as a highly productive irrigated agriculture system....

Optimizing Municipal Wastewater Treatment in Cold Climates: Scale, Process and Benefits
Although conventional wisdom demands large, centralized facilities for municipal sewage treatment, much has recently been made of the potential of low tech, decentralized systems for wastewater...

Soil Water Chemistry of Irrigation with Drainwater
The use of drainwater for irrigation was demonstrated as a management option that reduces net farm drainage and provides control over water quality (O'Brien and Guitjens,...

Managing Border Irrigation for Near-Zero Discharge
A dimensionless database of previously executed simulations of sloping-border irrigation with tailwater runoff constitutes the heart of design-aid software showing the effects on runoff...

Climate Variability Impact on the Water Resources of Ancient Andean Civilizations
The great ancient empires of South America used corporate irrigated agriculture with centralized control to help hold far-flung domains together. The Inca empire, larger in area than that...

 

 

 

 

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