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Limits for Practical Level-Basin Design

Albert J. Clemmens22
Estimated H-index: 22
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Allen R. Dedrick9
Estimated H-index: 9
Abstract
A previous solution for level basin design is expanded to cover a wider range of infiltration conditions. An analysis is performed to determine an approximate limit on basin length which depends upon application depth, infiltration conditions, roughness and the desired uniformity. Once a basin length is determined, the minimum unit flow rate necessary to achieve the desired uniformity is found. Basin area and width are then based on the available stream size. The solution is developed from the zero-inertia border irrigation model and is displayed in dimensionless form.
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Published on Jan 1, 2018in Arabian Journal of Geosciences1.14
Zied Haj-Amor2
Estimated H-index: 2
,
H.P. Ritzema14
Estimated H-index: 14
(WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)
+ 1 AuthorsSalem Bouri12
Estimated H-index: 12
In this paper, a study on the performance of surface irrigation of date palms in a Tunisian arid area (Douz oasis) is presented. The study is conducted in 16 plots with various sizes and soil textures over a 4-year period (2012–2015). In the first step, an assessment of total water requirements of the date palms is carried out. Then, the surface irrigation performance is analyzed using three indicators, i.e., the relative water supply (RWS) indicator, the uniformity index of water distribution (...
Published on Sep 1, 2016in Irrigation Science2.44
Arif A. Anwar12
Estimated H-index: 12
(IWMI: International Water Management Institute),
Waqas Ahmad6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Hongik University)
+ 1 AuthorsZia Ul Haq5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore)
In this research we explore the potential of precision surface irrigation to improve irrigation performance under the warabandi system prevalent in the Indus Basin Irrigation System. Data on field dimensions, field slopes along with characteristic soil infiltration properties and outlet discharge were collected through a survey of a sample tertiary unit of Maira Branch Canal, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. The performance of all fields in the tertiary unit was analysed and reported in ag...
Gürol Yıldırım14
Estimated H-index: 14
(ITU: Istanbul Technical University)
The author is appreciated for describing and comparing the simulation results of different methodologies for designing level basin irrigation systems. The three design methods presented in this research are the volume-balance design criterion proposed by the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) of the USDA (1974), the limiting length (LL) design criterion that improves the SCS design procedure (Clemmens et al. 1981; Clemmens and Dedrick 1982; Strelkoff and Katopodes 1977), and the completion-of-advan...
J Mohanreddy9
Estimated H-index: 9
AbstractA well-designed level basin irrigation system is easy to manage and has significant potential for achieving high application efficiency and improved salinity control, particularly when the field is laser-leveled. Over the years, three different criteria have arisen to design level basin irrigation systems. These are the volume-balance design criterion proposed by the Soil Conservation Service of the USDA, the limiting length design criterion, and the completion-of-advance design criterio...
Published on Oct 1, 2011
César González-Cebollada4
Estimated H-index: 4
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David Moret-Fernández9
Estimated H-index: 9
+ 1 AuthorsVíctor Martínez-Chueca1
Estimated H-index: 1
Published on Aug 1, 2011in Agricultural Water Management3.54
César González1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Zaragoza),
Luis Cervera1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Zaragoza),
David Moret-Fernández9
Estimated H-index: 9
(CSIC: Spanish National Research Council)
The aims of this paper are to analyze theoretically the influence of the longitudinal slope of a surface irrigation field on the uniformity of irrigation and to provide practical tools to design, analyze and manage surface irrigation systems with longitudinal slope and blocked end. An example is shown where a 20% savings in water is obtained by giving the field the optimal slope. In 1982, Clemmens and Dedrick published a practical set of dimensionless graphs to level-basin design and analysis (w...
Published on Jan 1, 2011
M.H. Ali1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture)
Any water applied above that needed to grow a crop is inefficient use of water. In order to determine how much irrigation water to apply, it is needed to estimate irrigation efficiency. There are many definitions of irrigation efficiency. Which one to use depends on which aspect one is interested in. Efficiency can be measured at the scale of a whole catchment, at the individual plant scale, and at almost any level in between. The scale of measurement depends on the focus of the person doing the...
Published on Jan 1, 2011
Level-basin irrigation is extensively used in South-Western United States where water is very expensive. A well designed level-basin irrigation system is easy to manage, and has significant potential for achieving higher application efficiency and improved salinity control, particularly when the field is laser-leveled. Over the years, three different criteria have evolved to design level-basin irrigation systems: the volume-balance design criterion proposed by the Soil Conservation Service (SCS)...
Published on Jul 1, 2009in Agricultural Water Management3.54
E. Bautista11
Estimated H-index: 11
(USDA: United States Department of Agriculture),
Albert J. Clemmens22
Estimated H-index: 22
(USDA: United States Department of Agriculture)
+ 1 AuthorsM. Niblack1
Estimated H-index: 1
(DOI: United States Department of the Interior)
WinSRFR is an integrated software package for analyzing surface irrigation systems. Software functionalities and technical features are described in a companion article. This article documents an example application. The analyzed field is a graded basin (close-ended border) irrigation system. The event analysis tools of WinSRFR are used first to evaluate performance of the irrigation system and estimate its infiltration and hydraulic roughness properties. Performance contours in the Operations A...
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