Demonstration of Innovative Technologies
The WCFSP demonstrates innovative conservation technologies. The program specifically emphasizes ways to improve water measurement techniques in effective and affordable ways for agricultural districts. This includes demonstrations in water measurement, canal automation, diversion structures, seepage control, xeriscaping, and urban retrofitting. The Canal Lining Program is a specialized series of demonstration projects to test alternative methods and materials for lining canals.
In the PN Region, area offices are working with water districts on new approaches to minimize canal and ditch seepage. Reclamation is also demonstrating the appropriate use of automation and telemetry control for agricultural water suppliers working to optimize their delivery capabilities.