Introduction to irrigation management: Evaluating your surface irrigation system

This publication, from the Waterwise series, provides information about how to evaluate surface irrigation systems. Information is presented under the following headings:

  • Basic components of a surface system
  • Flow rate and volume calculations
  • Head and head loss
  • Farm supply system design and maintenance
  • Distribution efficiency
  • Uniformity of water application
  • Infiltration of water applied
  • Field application efficiency
  • Surface drainage and reuse systems
  • Watertables
  • Drainage
  • On-farm storage

There is also a workbook to accompany the notes.