Legal and Regulatory Considerations in Agricultural Drainage Water Management
The institutional and jurisdictional framework applicable to agricultural drainage limits disposal of such flows to evaporation ponds for the foreseeable future. Originally seen as an...

Nitrate Contamination of an Alluvial Aquifer Resulting from Irrigation and Geologic Control
A nitrate sampling program was conducted in the vicinity of a rural municipality to determine the source of nitrate contamination of the municipal groundwater supply. A finite-difference...

Watertable Control and Reuse of Drain Water
One of the short term alternatives for disposal of saline groundwater is direct reuse of agricultural subsurface drainage water for irrigation of the land being drained. If the groundwater...

Subterranean Disposal of Irrigation Drainage Waters in Western San Joaquin Valley
Subsurface drainage waters in the western San Joaquin Valley of California are laden with selenium and other toxic elements and above-ground disposal creates a hazard problem (Letey et...

Optimizing Irrigation Management for Pollution Control and Sustainable Crop Yield
We developed a simulation-optimization model which maximizes crop yield while maintaining target salt concentration in the root zone, and/or preventing salt from leaching to the groundwater....

A GIS Approach for Studying Irrigation Management Alternatives to Reduce Salt Loading of River Basins
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the water quality of the Colorado River, many methods have been employed to analyze the overall benefits of alternate irrigation management practices...

Managing Irrigation in the Presence of Groundwater
A method was developed to use lysimeter data for groundwater contribution to crop water use in the irrigation scheduling procedure for a subsurface drip irrigated field underlain by shallow...

Subsurface Drip Irrigation Can Reduce Pollution
Several researchers have indicated that precise subsurface drip (SSD) application of irrigation water can be effectively used to reduce pollution of the aquifer when irrigating with reclaimed...

Irrigation Lettuce with Buried Drip, Surface Drip, and Furrow Irrigation: Spatial Variability of Plants, Soil, and Water
Spatial variability of plant growth, soil, and water was investigated for a furrow, surface drip, and subsurface drip irrigation systems. Variability was analyzed by sampling plant weight,...

Overview of the Department of the Interior's National Irrigation Water Quality Program
The Department of the Interior National Irrigation Water Quality Program was started in 1985 in response to concerns about contamination of water, bottom sediment and biota in National...

Selenium in Soil, Water, Sediment, and Biota of the Lower Sun River Area, West-Central Montana
A U.S. Department of the Interior study started in 1990 examined the source, movement, fate, and possible biological effects of selenium associated with irrigation drainage from the Sun...

Planning for Remediation of Irrigation-Induced Water Quality Problems in the Middle Green River Basin, Utah
Reconnaissance investigations and detailed studies between 1986-1990 under the National Irrigation Water Quality Program of the Department of the Interior identified and quantified elevated...

AGWATER©
The AGWATER computer program is an interactive learning, teaching, and pre-season evaluation tool regarding agricultural irrigation. It combines the concepts of irrigation scheduling,...

Furrow Irrigation Education
A furrow irrigation simulation computer model based on the volume-balance method is described. The model is used to develop information on furrow system performance that can be used in...

Optimal Commands in Border Irrigation Systems
Optimal command areas and level border irrigation design parameters are obtained for a given available seasonal water supply using a dynamic programming (DP) optimization approach. The...

IRRICAD — Computerized Irrigation Design
IRRICAD is a software program that helps irrigation designers by using a computerized systems approach to design. The program features drawing CAD input, interpolation of elevation data,...

An Irrigation Allocation Planning Model
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...

A Flexible Expert System Based Typology of Irrigation System Types
This paper describes an approach developed to classify irrigation systems into categories. It discusses the general problem of developing a typology of irrigation systems and proposes...

Development of a Hydrological Database for PROSIM—A Water Rights-Based Operational Simulation Model of the Provo River
The development of a hydrological database for a computer model of the hydrology, water rights, and operations of the Provo and Weber rivers is described. The model uses all pertinent...

FLUME 3.0: A Computer Program for Designing Flumes and Weirs
Long-throated flumes and broad-crested weirs are becoming the preferred measuring devices for use in irrigation canals. A computer program for calibrating these flumes and weirs has been...

 

 

 

 

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