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Title: Measuring conveyance efficiencies to improve irrigation water management
Authors: Rijo, Manuel
Pereira, Luís
Keywords: Conveyance efficiencies
discharge measurement
irrigation water management
Issue Date: 1987
Abstract: This paper presents a study of conveyance efficiencies of Canal de Salvaterra, in the Sorraia Irrigation Project, Portugal. The Canal and the Project are briefly described and the water measurement techniques and structures utilized are analyzed. Results comprise the main aspects of the inflow-outflow balance with identification of water losses and conveyance efficiencies. Analyzing the results showed that irrigation efficiencies are higher during work days and labour hours and lower during weekends and at night. This identified the need to improve operation and management of the irrigation system, adapting inflow to demand according travel time and response time of the conveyance (and distribution) system, of the different main sections of the system
ISSN: 0168-6291
Type: article
Appears in Collections:ICAAM - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica

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