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A hydrologic budget for a Southern Alberta irrigation district

Authors: Rapp, E., Van Schaik, J. C. And N. N. Khanal
Description: Some of the terms, such as gross diversion and rainfall, can be measured directly. Consumptive use and irrigation losses of a project area can not be measured accurately, but, with proper judgment, good estimates can be made for synthesizing a hydrologic budget. Gross diversion is the amount of water diverted from a source of sup ply in any one year to satisfy all the demands of an irrigation project. Houk (4) cited average seasonal di versions at sources of supply as between 2 and 3 acre-feet per irrigated acre for U.S. projects located where growing seasons are relatively short and precipitation supplies some of the moisture required for crop growth. Underhill (9) reported average gross diversions of 1.9 to 2.9 feet for the larger irrigation projects in Southern Alberta.
Keywords: a hydrologic budget for a southern alberta irrigation district
Citation: Rapp, E., van Schaik, J. C. and N. N. Khanal 1969. A HYDROLOGIC BUDGET FOR A SouthERN Alberta IRRIGATION DISTRICT. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 11(2):54-57.
Volume: 11
Issue: 2
Start page number: 54
End page number: 57
Date: 1969
Coverage: Canada
Located in: Volume 11 (1969)

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