Recent Submissions

  • Verifying conservation estimates for on-farm agricultural water conservation programs 

    Author(s):Ramirez, Ana; Pandey, Stacy; Eaton, David
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    This paper presents an update on the statistical analysis of water use practices on precision leveled rice fields irrigated by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Lakeside Irrigation Division. Results from the 2011 ...
  • Searching for predictive climate signals for river flows in the Lower Colorado River Basin of Texas 

    Author(s):Anderson, Ronald; Rose, Bob
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    The Highland Lakes are operated by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) in Texas to provide water supply to municipal, industrial, agricultural users and environmental flows for the river and Matagorda Bay. The Highland ...
  • Advancing agricultural water conservation in Colorado 

    Author(s):Waskom, Reagan; Bauder, Troy; Sternlieb, Faith; Kallenberger, Julie
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    Population growth and climate variability are increasing pressures on limited water resources, and extensive collaboration is needed to develop long-term working solutions to this complex issue. Agriculture consumes an ...
  • Water reuse in droughts and deserts 

    Author(s):Gerak, Ed; Blankenship, Joe
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    Water reuse, particularly reuse of treated wastewater, has been in discussion for a number of decades as municipalities and farmers have viewed a valuable resource flowing back into the river after going through two or ...
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition meets public policy - a Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District case study 

    Author(s):Kennedy, Pat; Bettner, Thaddeus
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    Looking into the future, water agency managers, consultants, board members and other decision makers will need to assess and consider using today's available technology to make more informed decisions to balance competing ...
  • Climate and ET: do plant water requirements increase during a drought? 

    Author(s):Swanson, Charles; Smith, David; Fipps, Guy
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    Municipalities, engineering consultants and State agencies use reference evapotranspiration (ETo) data (directly and indirectly) for long-term water planning, for designing hydraulic structures, and for establishing ...
  • Information systems in water sector of Central Asia: challenges and perspectives 

    Author(s):Abdullaev, Iskandar; Rakhmatullaev, Shavkat
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    A water resource planning for the river basins is the most crucial element of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approach. Development and implementation of the river basin plans enables water management organizations ...
  • Development of irrigation scheduling at the whole farm level 

    Author(s):Ismanov, Mukammadzakhrab; Espinoza, Leo
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    The average cotton farmer in the Mid-South works with large numbers of fields. Different crops, soil types, and planting times complicate irrigation scheduling at the whole farm level. This is probably the main reason why ...
  • Real-time optimization for smart automation of surface irrigation 

    Author(s):Smith, Rod; Gillies, Malcolm; Koech, Richard
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    A system for the real-time optimization of furrow irrigation is described. The system estimates the soil infiltration characteristics in real-time and utilizes the data to control the same irrigation event to give optimum ...
  • Socio-technical aspects of water management: emerging trends in Central Asia 

    Author(s):Abdullaev, Iskandar; Mollinga, Peter
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    Water sector during the soviet period has been protected from the financial and political uncertainties due to overwhelming state presence in the sector. The firm trademark of Soviet water management was technology-technical ...
  • Water resources planning - are you ready? 

    Author(s):Knell, Steve
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    Oakdale Irrigation District (OID) is a 72,345 acre irrigation district located in the northeast foothills and valley floor of the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. In late 2004 OID embarked on the development of a ...
  • Water resources planning to water transfers to modernization of an irrigation district: Oakdale Irrigation District case study 

    Author(s):Knell, Steven R.; Eldridge, Gregory W.
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    Oakdale Irrigation District (OID) was formed in 1909 and provides pre-1914 water rights to over 55,000 acres of irrigated farmland located within the northern San Joaquin Valley of California. The district's situation is ...
  • Comparison of laboratory and field calibration of the ECH2O EC-20 soil moisture probe for soils in the Middle Rio Grande Valley, A 

    Author(s):Kinzli, Kristoph-Dietrich; Manana, Nkosinathi; Oad, Ramchand
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    Throughout the American West irrigated agriculture has been targeted to increase water use efficiency. Soil moisture sensors offer a method to achieve efficiency improvements but have found limited use due primarily to ...
  • Performance assessment of Krishna Western Delta using remote sensing - a case study 

    Author(s):Prasad, P. R. K.; Jacobs, C.; Rao, G. Subba; Srinivas, D.; Babu, A. V. Suresh; Boonstra, J.; Satyanarayana, T. V.
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    The Krishna delta irrigation system, one of the earliest major irrigation projects in southern India was designed by Sir Arthur Cotton during in the middle of 19th century on river Krishna near Vijayawada. The project ...
  • South Platte water conservation project a municipal-agricultural partnership 

    Author(s):Brouwer, Carl
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    Municipal water demand for the Front Range of Colorado is expected to increase substantially over the coming years. As these demands continue to grow, the pressure to dry up agricultural water supplies in the South Platte ...
  • Gate automation and centralized control in a south central Texas irrigation district 

    Author(s):Pandey, Stacy; Funk, Brad
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    This paper presents an overview of a project to retrofit and automate 11 check gate structures within a selected section of the eastern canal system in LCRA's Gulf Coast Irrigation Division. LCRA owns and operates three ...
  • Implementing Total Channel Control® technology at Oakdale Irrigation District - case study 

    Author(s):Knell, Steve; Davids, John
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    Oakdale Irrigation District (OID) is a 72,345 acre irrigation district located in both the northeast foothills and valley floor of the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. OID has a 12 year history of marketing conserved ...
  • Improved water resource management using an acoustic pulsed Doppler sensor in a shallow open channel 

    Author(s):Cook, Mike; Huhta, Craig
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    Over the years, acoustic Doppler profilers (ADP) have become a standard for flow measurement in large open channels. In most cases, pulsed Doppler systems measure the water-velocity profile either from the side of the ...
  • Rice evapotranspiration estimates and crop coefficients in Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District, Sacramento Valley, California 

    Author(s):Lal, Deepak; Clark, Byron; Bettner, Thad; Thoreson, Bryan; Snyder, Richard
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    The Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land (SEBAL®) was applied to estimate remotely sensed evapotranspiration (ET) in the Sacramento Valley (California) for the 2001 crop growing season. The ET estimated by SEBAL was ...
  • Red Bridge water reuse project 

    Author(s):Brown, Chad; Thornton, Jamison
    Date Issued:2012-04
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    The Strawberry High Line Canal Company (SHLCC) recently completed the Red Bridge Water Reuse Project. The project developed approximately 10 cfs of an underutilized water supply in Spring Creek, near Payson, Utah. The water ...

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