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Main Title Evaluating furrow irrigation systems for regional water quality planning {microform} /
Author Walker, Wynn R. ; Skogerboe, Gaylord V.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Skogerboe, Gaylord V.
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Dept. of Agricultural and Chemical Engineering.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA/600/2-82/078; EPA-R-805811
Stock Number PB82-255324
Subjects Water quality management--United States ; Irrigation water--United States
Additional Subjects Irrigation ; Water pollution ; Salinity ; Mathematical models ; Field tests ; Performance evaluation ; Volume ; Percolation ; Cost effectiveness ; Colorado ; Furrow irrigation ; Return flow ; Irrigation efficiency ; Nonpoint sources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-255324 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 127 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Field evaluations of furrow irrigation practices at three Colorado locations were made during the 1979 irrigation season to develop a comprehensive data base. From these data, alternative field evaluation procedures were investigated as to the relationships between cost and accuracy. A simulation model based on traditional volume balance concepts was programmed and calibrated with the data base in order to evaluate if the relationships among furrow irrigation variables could be identified enroute to a general analysis of the effectiveness of improved practices on irrigation efficiency. Analysis of spatial and temporal field variabilities indicate large errors in estimating the irrigation efficiency of a furrow irrigation system unless field testing is comprehensive. Testing needs to include the first water application each season and at least three subsequent irrigations to yield representative results. Further, at least six individual furrows across the field should be studied.
Caption title. "June 1982." "EPA-600/2-82-078." Microform.