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Cost of pumping water for irrigation, Texas high plains

Hughes, William F.

Cost of pumping water for irrigation, Texas high plains

field investigations, 1947 irrigation season.

by Hughes, William F.

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Published by Texas Board of Water Engineers in [Austin] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Texas.
    • Subjects:
    • Irrigation -- Texas.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD1739.T4 H8
      The Physical Object
      Pagination23 p.
      Number of Pages23
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6149022M
      LC Control Number53062548
      OCLC/WorldCa21724552

      What Is the Use Value of Irrigation Water from the High Plains Aquifer? This study provides an estimate of the gross value of irrigation water from the U.S. High Plains Aquifer. We estimate a yield function for aggregated crop biomass production, based on . On US farms, particularly on the Great Plains, windpumps (water-pumping windmills) were used to pump water from farm wells for cattle. At their peak in , an estimated , units were in use, with capacity equivalent to megawatts.

      Another example of output could be calculated by using a 10 to foot wheel pumping against a theoretical foot head (the column of water lifted from the static water level to the tank). This larger windmill will pump an annual average of .   The Ogallala, also known as the High Plains Aquifer, is one of the largest underground freshwater sources in the world. It underlies an estimated , square miles of the Central Plains and.

      Pumping from deep, confined aquifers can affect the height of the water table. True The interaction of insect predators (birds such as flycatchers and shrikes, or insects such as preying mantises or dragonflies) with insect herbivores such as crop pests like grasshoppers in an example of a positive feedback loop.   Agriculture is a major user of ground and surface water in the United States, accounting for approximately 80 percent of the Nation's consumptive water use and over 90 percent in many Western States. Efficient irrigation systems and water management practices can help maintain farm profitability in an era of increasingly limited and more costly water supplies.


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Cost of pumping water for irrigation, Texas high plains by Hughes, William F. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this Cost of pumping water for irrigation a library. Cost of pumping water for irrigation Texas High Plains: field investigations irrigation season. [William F Hughes; Texas Board of Water Engineers.].

Texas has nearly groundwater conservation districts, but High Plains has been among the first to limit the amount of water pumped from individual wells, Hardberger said. The Ogallala Aquifer (oh-guh-LAH-luh) is a shallow water table aquifer surrounded by sand, silt, clay, and gravel located beneath the Great Plains in the United States.

One of the world's largest aquifers, it underlies an area of approximatelysq mi (, km 2) in portions of eight states (South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and. Chapter V: Irrigation.

Water Supply: The amount of water available and the cost of the water (due to pumping or direct purchase) will determine the amount of land that can be irrigated and often the type of system you should use.

Researchers have found that for the clay silt soils found on the Texas High Plains, surge requires a stream. Agricultural. All of the technical papers presented in can be downloaded as a single PDF by clicking here. Water in the Cloud: A New System for Field Water Monitoring With Cloud Data Access | S.

Evett, H. Schomberg, A. Thompson, R. Schwartz, S. O’Shaughnessy, M. Andrade; How to Determine the Type of VRI Best Suited for My Field | J. LaRue. Researchers also studied the effect on pumping cost of variations in fuel prices, pumping lift, amount of water pumped, and labor wage rate.

Results indicated that: * The less efficient the irrigation system, the more effect that fuel price, pumping lift, Texas high plains book wage rate have on the cost of producing an irrigated by: The low energy precision application (LEPA) irrigation concept was developed forty years ago (ca.

) to address the depletion of irrigation water from the Ogallala Aquifer and the sharp increase in energy needed for pumping in the Texas High Plains.

The economy of the Southern High Plains (SHP) region of Texas (defined here as a county region within the Texas High Plains, Fig.

1) heavily relies on the agricultural industry to sustain economic growth and region has approximately million ha of irrigated cropland drawing water from the Ogallala aquifer ().The production value of the four Cited by: Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Center The Ogallala aquifer, also known as the High Plains aquifer, is the primary source of water for many communities throughout the High Plains region.

Stretching from South Da - kota to Texas, the Ogallala aquifer is one of the largest aquifer systems in the U.S. It underlies nearly million acres ofFile Size: 1MB. Field experiments were conducted from through to improve water management of irrigation systems in a semi-arid, deficit-irrigated production.

The Texas High Plains is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the e soils, favorable growing conditions and irrigation water from the Ogallala aquifer has allowed the Texas High Plains to become an important food and fiber production region in the Southern Great by: 5.

The result is a well with 38 gpm, which will reduce the water budget by $20, to $25, per year with a payback for the entire project in two years.

With the economy the way it is, and just being wise with money, using American Water Surveyors is the most cost. Well Drilling Cost. Drilling a well costs $5, for an average depth of feet.

Most projects range between $1, and $12,Expect to pay between $15 and $30 per foot of depth, or up to $50 for difficult terrain. Digging might be enough for shallow depths, ranging between $10 and $25 per square foot. HIGH PLAINS - The High Plains aquifer (which includes the Ogallala aquifer) underlies parts of eight States and has been intensively developed for irrigation.

Since predevelopment, water levels have declined more than feet in some areas and the saturated thickness has been reduced by more than half in others. Despite the work of innovative farmers like these and others, the water levels in the High Plains of the Texas Panhandle are still steadily going down.

Inthey dropped an average of feet, according to the High Plains Water District. In other words, a much larger movement of farmers invested in changing their practices would be Author: Greta Moran. The most promising evaluated were: (1) increasing weather-based irrigation scheduling using the Texas High Plains Evapotranspiration Network (TXHPET); (2).

Donald E. Green, Irrigation Frontier on the Texas High Plains, – (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Oklahoma, ). Donald E. Green, Land of the Underground Rain: Irrigation on the Texas High Plains, – (Austin: University of Texas Press, ). James E.

Jonish, "Water Conservation Practices of the High Plains Underground Water District," Journal of the. Inthe farmers in the United States used an estimated 90 billion kilowatt-hour (kWh) of energy for irrigation pumping. Electricity, natural gas, and diesel fuel were the major forms of energy used.

Irrigation pumping energy accounts for 40 to 70 percent of the energy used on farms where irrigation is : R. Nolan Clark. 3. Water Resources of the Southern High Plains 4.

The Adaptation of Pump Irrigation Technology to the Great Plains 5. Land Speculators and the Beginnings of Irrigation on the Texas High Plains, 6. The Land Speculator as a Promoter and Developer of Irrigation on the Texas High Plains 7.

Early Failure of Pump Irrigation, /5(4). Center-pivot irrigation (sometimes called central pivot irrigation), also called water-wheel and circle irrigation, is a method of crop irrigation in which equipment rotates around a pivot and crops are watered with sprinklers.

A circular area centered on the pivot is irrigated, often creating a circular pattern in crops when viewed from above (sometimes referred to as crop circles). The pumpage of ground water from the High Plains aquifer in Texas for the purpose of irrigation began near Plainview in and increased slowly until the mid-l’s (White and others, ).File Size: 2MB.Irrigation Engineering by Ivan E.

Houck and a great selection of related books, Cost of Pumping Water for Irrigation, Texas High Plains. Field Investigations - Irrigation Season (Texas Board of Water Engineers). The book Elementary Irrigation Engineering has been written to meet the needs of Diploma students of Civil engineering.

Inhistorian John Opie observed that industrial irrigation that emerged in the Great Plains was a three-legged stool supported by fertile land, plentiful and low-cost groundwater, and.