Measuring losses from on-farm water storages in the cotton industry

Wigginton, David (2011) Measuring losses from on-farm water storages in the cotton industry. In: Irrigation 2011: New Horizons, Fresh Ideas Regional Conference and Exhibition, 22-25 Aug 2011, Launceston, Australia.

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Irrigators across the Australian Cotton Industry utilise large on-farm storages to capture irregular water supplies. Commercially available measurement technology was employed to measure the losses from over 125 storages across the industry. Mean seepage losses were found to be very low (2.59mm/day), although some individual losses were high. However, for a selection of 10 farms, storage losses still accounted for 79% of all on-farm losses.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of Irrigation Australia Ltd.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2012 03:07
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: evaporation; seepage; farm dams; water storage; losses; cotton farms
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079901 Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960905 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management

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