Centralized Information on Reclamation Field Test/Demonstration Sites for Improving Management of Agricultural Water
* What technologies for improving delivery of agricultural water are available?
* How do they perform?
* Where is information available?
* Where can performance be observed in the field?
Need and Benefit
Reclamation has had extensive involvement in cooperative efforts to develop and demonstrate methods and equipment for improving management and delivery of agricultural water. While a considerable body of documentation exists, in many cases only preliminary feedback in included in project reports. Implementation of a canal modernization system can require an extended period of time as equipment and methodologies are "tuned" to meet operating parameters of a district and as district personnel become acclimated to using the equipment.
Identification of appropriate technologies represents a major cost to districts seeking to modernize their systems, particularly when this process is done by trial and error as has often been the case. This proposed pilot project would begin identifying existing demonstration sites in which Reclamation is or has been involved. Contacts will be developed with both Reclamation and irrigation district personnel involved with the projects and a process will be identified for additional documentation and making information on all projects available at a single Website.
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