Irrigation allocation planning model

Nurul A. Akhand, Dennis L. Larson, Donald C. Slack

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An irrigation allocation model using multiperiod linear programming was developed to recommend canal water allocation among different irrigated fields to maximize net annual benefits for given conditions. These conditions include irrigation water demands for each field, crop response functions, water supply quantities, canal carrying capacity, water cost, crop values and minimum irrigation limitations for surface irrigation systems. The model was validated using the soils, crops, canal description and management data of the Maricopa Agricultural Center (MAC), University of Arizona.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManagement of Irrigation and Drainage Systems
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrated Perspectives
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0872629198
StatePublished - 1993
EventManagement of Irrigation and Drainage Systems : Integrated Perspectives - Park City, UT, USA
Duration: Jul 21 1993Jul 23 1993

Publication series

NameManagement of Irrigation and Drainage Systems : Integrated Perspectives


OtherManagement of Irrigation and Drainage Systems : Integrated Perspectives
CityPark City, UT, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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