Verification-based planning for modernizing irrigation systems
Burns, Joseph I., author
Davids, Grant G., author
Dimmitt, Arnold K., author
Keller, Jack, author
U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, publisher
Colorado State University. Libraries
Verification-based planning is a tool to improve the irrigation system modernization planning process and to effectively monitor the post-project effects on system performance. Modernization of irrigation systems results in waterflow path changes within the system. The planning process for modernization of an irrigation system requires careful documentation and analysis of the pre-project (without-project) condition and quantified prediction of the effects of the planned improvement (with-project). Procedures and strategies for predicting, monitoring and quantifying Targeted Flow Path Changes caused by an irrigation system modernization project for both without- and with-project conditions are presented.
Presented at the 2000 USCID international conference, Challenges facing irrigation and drainage in the new millennium on June 20-24 in Fort Collins, Colorado.