Document Type


Publication Date



THIS bulletin reports data collected in a three-year experimental study of seepage losses from typical canal sections in the Delta Area, Millard County, Utah. It includes analyses of the justifiable cost of lining irrigation canals based on the value of the water saved and on assumed or estimated annual maintenance costs of the lining. vVith present water values and interest rates and canal lining maintenance costs not greater than 9 percent annually, Delta Area irrigation companies can justify initial lining costs of 9 cents per square foot on some of their canals . Seepage losses were measured in eight experimental sections during 1940, in five sections during l!H1 , and in three sections during 1942. In March and April 1941 , a L1.,000-foot section of the C-Canal, which had the largest second-foot loss in 19L:I



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.