Water seepage from unlined ditches and reservoirs
Nigel W.T. Quinn
Charles M. Burt
Tracy S. Slavin
Stuart W. Styles
California Agriculture 43(6):9-12. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v043n06p9.
Seepage losses in the San Joaquin Valley's Westlands Water District were estimated at 27,000 acre-feet a year, or about 2% of the district's water supply. Ditch configuration and construction techniques appear to influence seepage rates.