Skip to main content

Self-Cleaning, Non-Powered Trash Screens for Small Irrigation Flows

Bondurant, James A. and Kemper, William D. (1985) Self-Cleaning, Non-Powered Trash Screens for Small Irrigation Flows. Transaction of the ASAE. 28(1):113-117.

[img] PDF

Download (282kB)


ELIMINATION of trash in irrigation water supplies
is becoming a more important consideration in
surface irrigation systems. When irrigators used earth
distribution ditches and sod cutouts they seldom had a
problem with trash. With increased use of siphon tubes
and gated pipe and their smaller outlets, trash has
become a real problem to the irrigator. Resetting siphon
tubes or cleaning gate openings can be a major task.
Uneven, inefficient irrigation resulting when furrow
streams are not kept at the desired flow rate hurts yields.
With the development of "cablegation" system
automated gated pipe (Kemper et al., 1981) irrigation,
trash removal became a priority need.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0540
Subjects: Practical farm efficiency
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:52
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2017 22:58
Item ID: 429