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Automated Pumping Station for Reuse of Irrigation Runoff Water

Bondurant, J.A. (1969) Automated Pumping Station for Reuse of Irrigation Runoff Water. pp. 139-143. In: CIGR (Commission Internationale du Genie Rural, VII Kongress). 1969/10/06-13.

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Common practice in the United States has been to allow surface runoff
from irrigation systems to leave the farm and return to the canal system
or natural stream. Currently, however, because of increased water
demand, the trend is to collect and reuse this runoff water. Reuse of collected
runoff water increases overall farm irrigation efficiency and decreases
the total amount of water that needs to be pumped or delivered to
the farm. Pollution of natural streams is reduced by stopping the flow of
silt and nutrients that may be contained in surface runoff water. Other benefits
such as reducing drainage costs and improved weed control accrue
from multiple use of return systems. These systems are readily adapted
to automation, and automated or semiautomated pumping stations can be
used advantageously in many return flow systems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
NWISRL Publication Number: 0146
Additional Information: Proc. Dokumentation 1, Sektion 1, 1-4
Subjects: Irrigation > Furrow irrigation > Runoff losses
Practical farm efficiency
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:56
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2017 23:28
Item ID: 977