Drainage reduction potential of furrow irrigation
Blaine R. Hanson, University of California
California Agriculture 43(1):6-8. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v043n01p6.
Blaine R. Hanson is Irrigation and Drainage Specialist, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis.
The most practical way to dispose of irrigation drainage water in the San Joaquin Valley is to reduce the volume of the water at its source through better irrigation management. Upgrading furrow irrigation systems and cutting run lengths in problem areas reduced drainage 60% to 80%.