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Level basin design based on cutoff criteria

Published on May 1, 1998in Irrigation and Drainage Systems
· DOI :10.1023/A:1005986006030
Albert J. Clemmens24
Estimated H-index: 24
(ARS: Agricultural Research Service)
Abstract
This paper describes a new procedure for the design of level-basin irrigation systems which is based on the irrigator's cutoff criteria. Design with this procedure, hopefully, will be more transferable to users and will allow basin designs to be adopted to local practices. Comparisons are made to existing design procedures, and it is shown that many of them can be expressed in terms of this new procedure, available in the form of a computer program. A sensitivity analysis was used to confirm the desirability of these new guidelines on design. The sensitivity analysis also showed that the cutoff distance can be adjusted to account for changes in vegetative roughness.
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