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Flow measurement is an important component of water management. There are many methods that can be used to measure water flow, and different methods and technologies are used for pipe flow as compared to open channel (canal) flow. In this fact sheet, we cover only pipe flow, and for that, only technologies that are most common in conventional irrigation practice. We also address some basic principles of flow measurement along with some pros and cons for different measurement technologies.
Barker, B., Zesiger, C., & Yost, M. (2023). Accurate irrigation water flow measurement in pipes [Fact sheet]. Utah State University Extension.