Postprint version. Published in Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Volume 119, Issue 4, July 1, 1993, pages 673-678.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(1993)119:4(673).
The Cal Poly Model Canal, located at the Water Delivery Facility. Irrigation Training and Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif., was built to accommodate the study and promotion of automated downstream control. Being a large, fully functional scale model of a canal, it was used to collect data for use by the Irrigation Canal System Hydraulic Modeling Task Committee of the ASCE Irrigation and Drainage Division. The data was used by Task Committee members to help evaluate numerical models for simulation of unsteady free-surface flow. The Model Canal and the collected data are discussed. This paper is part of a series sponsored by the Irrigation Canal System Hydraulic Modeling Task Committee.
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