Storage seepage and evaporation: a summary of the results from the measurement of seepage and evaporation losses from 136 on-farm storages across the cotton industry

Wigginton, David (2011) Storage seepage and evaporation: a summary of the results from the measurement of seepage and evaporation losses from 136 on-farm storages across the cotton industry. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]

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Abstract

On-farm storages can be a major source of water loss on cotton farms. Previous studies in the Macintyre valley (Dalton 2001)indicated seepage losses of between 2% and 10% and evaporation losses of between 14% and 40% of all farm water in a year. In order to better understand the range of seepage and evaporation losses across the whole industry, the project 'Measurement to Improve the Water Efficiency of On-Farm Storages in the Cotton Industry', was established in 2008 to undertake storage seepage and evaporation measurements.
This project was specifically designed to also encourage the ongoing measurement of storage seepage and evaporation
losses using newly developed measurement technology. A network of consultants was utilised to undertake measurements for 136 storages across all cotton regions using the Irrimate™ Seeepage and Evaporation Meter.


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Additional Information: Copyright Cotton Catchment Communities CRC 2011. This publication is copyright. Except as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part of this publication may be reproduced by any process, electronic or otherwise, without the specific written permission of the copyright owner.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2013 03:49
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2017 05:19
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070107 Farming Systems Research
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: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23245

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