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Breaking the Technology Barriers Imposed by Cast-In Place Concrete Pipe in Irrigation Districts: Case Study of South San Joaquin Irrigation District
USCID Conference on Benchmarking Irrigation System Peformance Using Water Measurement and Water Balances in San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Charles M. Burt, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Michael B. Gilton, South San Joaquin Irrigation District, Manteca, CA
  • Kevin Johnson, Provost and Pritchard Engineering Group, Fresno, CA
  • Keith Crowe, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Publication Date
7-9-2002
Abstract

South San Joaquin Irrigation District (SSJID) in Manteca, California, is beginning an ambitious modernization program to increase its water delivery flexibility. The district has over 200 miles of 30-60 inch cast-in-place (CIP) concrete pipeline that currently allow for little flexibility. SSJID will install four reinforced concrete interceptor pipelines and regulating reservoirs to redistribute water among the CIP pipelines and provide improved flexibility. The district's goal is to improve efficiency and encourage farmers with pressurized irrigation systems to shift from well water to surface water.

Number of Pages
13
Publisher statement
Publisher website: United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage
Citation Information
Charles M. Burt, Michael B. Gilton, Kevin Johnson and Keith Crowe. "Breaking the Technology Barriers Imposed by Cast-In Place Concrete Pipe in Irrigation Districts: Case Study of South San Joaquin Irrigation District" USCID Conference on Benchmarking Irrigation System Peformance Using Water Measurement and Water Balances in San Luis Obispo, CA (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cburt/49/