Measuring losses from on-farm water storages in the cotton industry

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Wigginton, David. 2011. "Measuring losses from on-farm water storages in the cotton industry." Thompson, Chris (ed.) Irrigation 2011: New Horizons, Fresh Ideas Regional Conference and Exhibition. Launceston, Australia 22 - 25 Aug 2011 Sydney, Australia.
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Measuring losses from on-farm water storages in the cotton industry

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AuthorWigginton, David
EditorsThompson, Chris
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of Irrigation 2011 - New Horizons, Fresh Ideas Regional Conference and Exhibition
Number of Pages2
Year2011
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.irrigation.org.au/index.cfm?/publications/2011-conference-papers
Conference/EventIrrigation 2011: New Horizons, Fresh Ideas Regional Conference and Exhibition
Event Details
Irrigation 2011: New Horizons, Fresh Ideas Regional Conference and Exhibition
Event Date
22 to end of 25 Aug 2011
Event Location
Launceston, Australia
Abstract

Irrigators across the Australian Cotton Industry utilise large on-farm storages to capture irregular water supplies. Commercially available measurement technology was employed to measure the losses from over 125 storages across the industry. Mean seepage losses were found to be very low (2.59mm/day), although some individual losses were high. However, for a selection of 10 farms, storage losses still accounted for 79% of all on-farm losses.

Keywordsevaporation; seepage; farm dams; water storage; losses; cotton farms
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020380101. Agricultural economics
300201. Agricultural hydrology
400513. Water resources engineering
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Byline AffiliationsNational Centre for Engineering in Agriculture
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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