Event Title

Real-time Flow Measurement in Cache Valley Irrigation Canals

Presenter Information

Evan Thompson

Location

ECC 203

Event Website

http://water.usu.edu/htm/conference/past-spring-runoff-conferences

Start Date

5-4-2007 10:50 AM

End Date

5-4-2007 11:10 AM

Description

Increased stress on water resources in Cache Valley, Utah have caused a need for improved water management on the irrigation canals throughout the valley. Through a joint project with the Utah Division of Water Rights (UDWR), the Utah Water Research Laboratory (UWRL), various canal companies, and Utah State University (Utah State University, Logan, Utah USA 84322), a data acquisition and telemetry system was expanded to include several irrigation canals which take water from the Logan River. With the cooperation of the Logan River commissioner and several canal companies, new stations were set up to monitor the flow rate on seven irrigation supply canals. Through the use of digital shaft encoders and a telemetry system, real-time flow data are now publicly available on the UDWR website. The installation of this system is expected to help improve water regulation throughout the valley. The readily available flow monitoring data has made water managers’ jobs easier, as well as providing water users with a more efficient way of monitoring water levels in order to conserve water throughout the irrigation season.

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Real-time Flow Measurement in Cache Valley Irrigation Canals

ECC 203

Increased stress on water resources in Cache Valley, Utah have caused a need for improved water management on the irrigation canals throughout the valley. Through a joint project with the Utah Division of Water Rights (UDWR), the Utah Water Research Laboratory (UWRL), various canal companies, and Utah State University (Utah State University, Logan, Utah USA 84322), a data acquisition and telemetry system was expanded to include several irrigation canals which take water from the Logan River. With the cooperation of the Logan River commissioner and several canal companies, new stations were set up to monitor the flow rate on seven irrigation supply canals. Through the use of digital shaft encoders and a telemetry system, real-time flow data are now publicly available on the UDWR website. The installation of this system is expected to help improve water regulation throughout the valley. The readily available flow monitoring data has made water managers’ jobs easier, as well as providing water users with a more efficient way of monitoring water levels in order to conserve water throughout the irrigation season.

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