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Distribution Control and Measurement of Irrigation Water on the Farm

Robinson, A.R. and Lauritzen, C.W. and Muckel, D.C. and Phelan, Jack (1963) Distribution Control and Measurement of Irrigation Water on the Farm. USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 926. 27 pp.

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An irrigation system should be designed
to provide correct distribution,
control, and measurement of the irrigation

Usually a farmer takes his irrigation
water from a canal through a headgate.
Or he may receive it from a pipeline
regulated by a valve, or perhaps from
his own well and pump. Open ditches
are most commonly used to carry the
water to the fields. Water control structures
are used to get it out of the ditches
and onto the fields. Measurement devices
are needed so the farmer can tell
how much water he has applied to his
field at any irrigation or over the

Several types of structures are used
to divert, convey, control, or measure
irrigation water. Some of these are
described, and their functions discussed,
in this publication.

Item Type: Technical Bulletin
NWISRL Publication Number: 0007
Subjects: Irrigation > Irrigation control
Research methodology
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:57
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016 14:29
Item ID: 1140