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dc.contributor.authorPowell, Clinton
dc.contributor.authorGill, Tom
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-27T14:20:19Z
dc.date.available2020-07-27T14:20:19Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.descriptionPresented at Meeting irrigation demands in a water-challenged environment: SCADA and technology: tools to improve production: a USCID water management conference held on September 28 - October 1, 2010 in Fort Collins, Colorado.
dc.description.abstractIrrigation districts across the West face economic hardship brought about by increased maintenance costs, reduced water supplies, and a shortage of skilled labor. One opportunity for a district to offset these challenges is by implementing a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. However, historically these systems have been out of the reach of smaller and less-affluent districts because of the large capital outlays required for adoption. Reclamation's Nebraska-Kansas Area Office in cooperation with Reclamation's Hydraulic Investigations and Research Laboratory is working with the Bostwick Irrigation District in Nebraska to create a monitoring and control system suitable to the needs of a small irrigation district with limited resources. Specifically the project has focused on low acquisition and installation costs, district driven solutions to SCADA operational issues, and minimization of technical expertise for maintenance purposes. This paper chronicles the efforts to develop a SCADA solution for the Bostwick Irrigation District in Nebraska that meets each of these needs through innovative product choices, materials fabrication, and low-cost solutions. Current project status and future project direction are discussed in context of the District's operating environment in light of the complex issues facing all the water users in the Republican River Basin upstream from Kansas.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediumproceedings (reports)
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10217/210907
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.publisher.originalU.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage
dc.relation.ispartofAg Water Conservation Policy
dc.relation.ispartofMeeting irrigation demands in a water-challenged environment: SCADA and technology: tools to improve production, Fort Collins, Colorado, September 28 - October 1, 2010
dc.sourceContained in: Meeting irrigation demands in a water-challenged environment: SCADA and technology: tools to improve production, Fort Collins, Colorado, September 28 - October 1, 2010, http://hdl.handle.net/10217/79244
dc.titleCost-effective SCADA development for irrigation districts: a Nebraska case study
dc.title.alternativeMeeting irrigation demands in a water-challenged environment
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