Presented at the Conference on Benchmarking Irrigation System Performance Using Water Measurement and Water Balances in San Luis Obispo, CA, March 10, 1999.
Water balances are essential for making wise decisions regarding water conservation and water management. The paper defines the essential ingredients of water balances, and distinguishes between farm and district-level balances. An example of a hypothetical district-level balance is provided. The importance of listing confidence intervals is highlighted. Classic errors in water balance determination are noted
Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
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Published by the United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage