Recent Submissions

  • SCADA interface of the SIC software for easy real time application of advanced regulation algorithms 

    Author(s):Malaterre, Pierre-Olivier; Chateau, Christophe
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    An increasing number of irrigation canals are following modernization projects to improve their hydraulic efficiency, their quality of service to users and to face new operational constraints. The Gignac Canal has been ...
  • Modernization project and scientific platform on the Gignac Canal 

    Author(s):Vion, Pierre Yves; Kulesza, Vincent; Malaterre, Pierre-Olivier
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    Theoretical progress in the domain of open channel automatic control has been achieved in the last decades. Controllers are generally designed with the help of mathematical software and tested on computer simulation models. ...
  • Use of sophisticated state-of-art SCADA system for very efficient automated irrigation operations on 22,070 acres of agroforestry 

    Author(s):Mohamed, Nabil
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    Along the mighty Columbia River in Eastern Oregon, U.S.A, in an area with less than 8 inches of total annual precipitation, exists the world's largest contiguous drip irrigated tree farm project. This Potlatch Corporation ...
  • Requirements for open water and irrigation system SCADA software 

    Author(s):Clout, Peter; Laughlin, Cathy; Steinman, David
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    A successful modern SCADA system will generally require some form of software to drive communications, control processing, and store data. This must not only operate as required on the first day of operation, but it has ...
  • Description and measurement of uncertainty for state-space model of large cascade canal system 

    Author(s):Guanghua, Guan; Changde, Wang; Xiaobo, Feng
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    Automatic control of canal network is a key solution for modern water-saving irrigation, and it is also a vital technique puzzle of the Middle Routine of the South-to-North water transfer project of China. The design of ...
  • SCADA application in Central Asia 

    Author(s):Plusquellec, H.; Begimov, I.; Rousset, P.; Laktionov, A.; Favreau, G.; Vasilenko, S.
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    This paper presents an application of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) in three countries of Central Asia: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The project is financed by the Swiss Development Agency for ...
  • Automated scheduling of open-channel deliveries: potential and limitations 

    Author(s):Gooch, Robert S.; Bautista, Eduardo; Strand, Robert J.
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    Irrigation and municipal water delivery systems are under ever-increasing pressure to improve operations. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) technology is helping delivery organizations improve flexibility ...
  • Implementation of actuated and flow-measuring gates on the Greeley No. 2 canal in northeastern Colorado 

    Author(s):Magnuson, Donald O.; Smith, Stephen W.
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    New Cache La Poudre Irrigating Company (http://www.newcache.com/) began the first phases of modernizing the 114-year-old canal in recent years. The Company has built new equalizer reservoirs, a 30 CFS pump station, and a ...
  • Implementation of moderately priced SCADA for the Riverside Irrigation District 

    Author(s):Chapman, Don; Smith, Stephen W.
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    In northeastern Colorado, water resources are under tremendous pressures brought about by drought conditions experienced over the past seven years. Some mutual irrigation companies and irrigation districts have implemented ...
  • Design and implementation of water accounting database for Riverside Irrigation District 

    Author(s):Walter, Ivan A.; Marchando, Lori; Chapman, Don
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    The Riverside Irrigation District (RID) provides irrigation water to about 22,474 acres in northeast Colorado. Its primary water supplies, direct flow and reservoir water, are supplemented by District wells and farmer owned ...
  • Automated outlet structure design for Windsor Lake to improve irrigation operations and attenuate flood flows 

    Author(s):Ullmann, Craig; Bauer, Kallie
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    Windsor Lake (Kern Reservoir) serves as a storage facility, an equalizer reservoir for the Greeley No. 2 Canal, and a regional detention pond for the Windsor Basin. The effect of rapid urbanization surrounding the Town of ...
  • Modernizing canal check structures with bi-fold overshot gates 

    Author(s):Khalsa, Ram Dhan; Norman, Robert E.
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    Modernization of canal check structures is an important step in improving canal operation and reducing operational spills. This paper is a case study of retrofitting existing manually operated concrete canal structures ...
  • Data considerations for SCADA planning and setup 

    Author(s):Strand, Robert J.; Clemmens, Albert J.
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    The setup of a new SCADA system can be a daunting task. In addition to sifting through the myriad of sensors, programmable controllers, communication infrastructures, and SCADA software packages available in today's market, ...
  • Implementation and use of SCADA for the southern water supply project 

    Author(s):Brouwer, Carl
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    The Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (NCWCD) provides approximately 210,000 acre-ft of raw water to much of Northeastern Colorado via the United States Bureau of Reclamation Colorado - Big Thompson Project ...
  • Modeling evapotranspiration for irrigated crops in Jordan using remotely sensed data 

    Author(s):Emar Suifan, Marwan S.; Shatanawi, Muhammad R.; Al-Bakri, Jawad T.; Bali, Khaled M.; Suleiman, Ayman A.
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    A study was conducted in Mafraq, Jordan, between 32°15' and 32°50' north latitude and 36°15' and 36°50' east longitude, to investigate the potential use of remotely sensed data to estimate evapotranspiration (ET). ...
  • 10 years of supervisory control and data acquisition modernization in northern California (1996 - 2006) 

    Author(s):Perkins, Dennis; Styles, Stuart
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    The Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Water Conservation Field Services Program (WCFSP), and the Irrigation Training and Research Center (ITRC) at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, have been working with ...
  • SCADA application on a diversion dam 

    Author(s):Ruiz, Victor; Begovich, Ofelia; Villagrana, Eliseo; Bernabe, Valetín; Romero, Ernesto; Ramirez, Javier
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    This paper describes a flow control regulator application in a diversion dam at the Irrigation District 097, "Lázaro Cardenas", Michoacan, Mexico. A Hydropower Company has started to produce electricity during high demand ...
  • Analysis of discharge measurements on King Abdullah Canal 

    Author(s):Sanfilippo, Franck; Grawitz, Bruno; Dubreuil, Thomas; Sau, Jacques
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    In Jordan, water requirements are growing sharply, due to population growths, associated to the industrialization and the development of the country. Moreover, water resources are limited and subject to competitive use ...
  • Irrigation flow monitoring equipment demonstration and comparison 

    Author(s):Crookston, Mark A.; Halley, Alan A.; Caves, June R.
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    Northern Water (Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District) conducted field demonstrations and comparisons of flow monitoring equipment at 18 canal and ditch sites in the lower South Platter River Basin during the 2006 ...
  • Test of auto-tuned automatic downstream controllers on Gignac canal 

    Author(s):Litrico, Xavier; Malaterre, Pierre-Olivier
    Date Issued:2007-06
    Format:born digital; CD-ROMs; proceedings (reports)
    The paper extends the automatic tuning method proposed by the authors for the case of a single pool to the case of multiple-pool canal. The relay experiment is used to automatically compute the decouplers, and the controller ...

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