The use of measured water flows in furrow irrigation management? A case study in Swaziland

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The use of measured water in controlling flows for the irrigation of sugarcane was found to be vital for the rehabilitation and management of surface irrigation on a 5000 ha sugarcane project. Methods of water delivery, measurement and control at Inyoni Yami Swaziland Irrigation Scheme (IYSIS) are described. Improvements to the irrigation, using existing methods of water measurement, were carried out over a period of four years. The lessons gained in this programme of improvements confirmed the benefits of using modulus gates which allow a constant, measured, discharge of water.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-128
Number of pages16
JournalIrrigation and Drainage Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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