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Surge Irrigation: 2. Management

Humpherys, Allan S. (1989) Surge Irrigation: 2. Management. ICID Bulletin. 38(2):49-61. International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, 48, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110-021, India.

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General management guidelines for using surge irrigation to improve irrigation
efficiency are summarized. Furrow irrigation is managed to complete the advance phase with a
minimum volume of water using non-erosive streams. The post-advance phase is managed to
prevent excessive runoff and to satisfy irrigation requirements of the root zone. Three methods of
managing the post-advance phase are discussed. Improving irrigation efficiency with surge
irrigation can, in some areas, help control vector-born diseases by reducing pools, puddles,
seepage areas, and the use of low-velocity unlined ditches with their associated aquatic vegetation.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0710
Subjects: Mass Import - unclassified
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:53
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2017 17:55
Item ID: 535