Breaking the technology barriers imposed by cast-in-place concrete pipe in irrigation districts - case study of South San Joaquin Irrigation District

Burt, Charles M., author
Gilton, Michael B., author
Johansen, Kevin, author
Crowe, Keith, author
U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, publisher
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South San Joaquin Irrigation District (SSJID) in Manteca, California, is beginning an ambitious modernization program to increase its water delivery flexibility. The district has over 200 miles of 30-60 inch cast-in-place (CIP) concrete pipeline that currently allow for little flexibility. SSJID will install four reinforced concrete interceptor pipelines and regulating reservoirs to redistribute water among the CIP pipelines and provide improved flexibility. The district's goal is to improve efficiency and encourage farmers with pressurized irrigation systems to shift from well water to surface water.
Presented at the 2002 USCID/EWRI conference, Energy, climate, environment and water - issues and opportunities for irrigation and drainage on July 9-12 in San Luis Obispo, California.
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