Soil puddling for reducing seepage
This thesis is a report of laboratory and field studies designed to determine the potential of soil puddling for reducing seepage in irrigation distribution systems. Laboratory studies were conducted under ideal conditions of thorough puddling, a screened soil, constant head, and nearly constant temperature. Field studies were conducted under less controlled but more realistic conditions. A 26-foot, polyethylene covered, rectangular channel was constructed at three field sites, and seepage was monitored before and after puddling the channel invert. Hand and mechanical puddling methods were ...
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