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January 1969


The Irrigation and Drainage Research Conference conducted at Utah State University (ASCE, 1964) delineated many of the research needs regarding “Small Low- Cost Hydraulic Structures for Conveyance and Distribution Systems,” which was one of the six topics considered at the conference. In discussing possibilities for accomplishing the recommended research, it was suggested by some panel members that a considerable portion of the work could be undertaken by graduate students, particularly at the Master of Science level. The intent of this report has been to sort through the large volume of literature in an attempt to define the specific research needs regarding small water management structure used in irrigation distribution systems. In particular, the emphasis has been to develop specific research topics which could be accomplished as a thesis by a graduate student at the Master of Science level.