American Society of Civil Engineers Water Forum Proceedings, January 1, 1992. Copyright © 1992 American Society of Civil Engineers.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Stuart W. Styles was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
Growers in California have been subjected to increasing pressure to account for water used on the farm due to limited water supplies and increasing energy costs. Water measurement capability provides for equitable distribution of assigned costs and enables effective water management to be accomplished. Broad-crested weirs are proven water measurement devices, especially when applied to on-farm applications. The broad-crested weirs and published data were developed by the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Phoenix, Arizona. This paper is a discussion of an application of these weirs.
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