BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department
BS in BioResource and Agricultural Engineering
Daniel J Howes
The Scott Valley Irrigation District (SVID), located in Etna, California, is a small water district that serves 25 users and runs approximately 14 miles. The district was established in the 1920’s, and few modifications have happened since then. The district approached the Natural Resource and Conservation Service (NRCS) about possible improvements to the system and how do go about making decisions and implement improvements. As an outreach project the NRCS decided to pursue the evaluation and modernization plan.
The project was done in multiple phases from research, evaluation, surveying and design portions. This report will discuss the current state of the canal and structures, as well as provide detailed research on modernization options for both operations and structures.