Fact Sheets

Irrigation Methods

Narrow Border Flooding »

This type of irrigation in citrus orchards can save a third of the water used in traditional large-pan flood irrigation. Raised berms are created between each row of trees so water can be channeled underneath the canopies where the roots absorb it.

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Surge Irrigation Method »

This form of irrigating results in less run-off at the end of the row. Our growers have demonstrated water use cuts between 22 and 52 percent for cotton, sugar canes and corn.

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Drip & Microjet »

Inspecting the cost-benefit analysis of drip irrigation and microjet technologies. This has the potential to save water and nutrients by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants.

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Crop Specific Resources

Real-Time Data for Irrigation Districts

Automated Gates »

Texas AWE developed and tested its own prototype auto-gate made of lightweight aluminum and featuring push-button controls. The efficiencies were immediately apparent: the auto-gate was considerably easier to operate and produced results in a fraction of the time needed to manually change the original heavy wooden gates.

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Telemetry »

We tested automated communications for different measurements and data collected along canals, fields, bridges and more. This information is all transmitted to receiving equipment for monitoring.

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