Canal Seepage Loss Investigations in the Lewiston Area, Utah

Robert V. Thurmond, Utah State University


Much of the water diverted for irrigation in western states is lost by canal seepage. In many areas canal seepage may cause high water tables which necessitate drainage for continued use of the land for agriculture. The Lewiston area has been confronted with a high water table and inadequte drainage for many years. The major objective of these investigations was to obtain information as to the extent of canal seepage losses in the Lewiston area, Utah.