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Canal Operations - Advanced Flow Measurement

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Canal Operations - Advanced Flow Measurement

Time: February 28, 2018 to March 2, 2018
Location: ITRC
City/Town: San Louis Obispo
Website or Map: http://www.itrc.org/classes/i…
Event Type: training
Organized By: Cal Poly's ITRC
Latest Activity: Feb 12

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Event Description

Cal Poly's Irrigation Training and Research Center (ITRC), in partnership with SonTek, is offering a three-day workshop, February 28th - March 2nd in San Luis Obispo, focusing on flow measurement and data collection "best practices" as it relates to canal operations.

SonTek Application Engineers will be on-hand to answer questions relating to acoustic Doppler instrumentation and flow monitoring options.

Fee: $90/person for all U.S. irrigation districts, or $450/person for participants from outside the U.S. 

All fees include class materials and software.

Sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation - Mid-Pacific Region.

 Course Description

The three-day course is a series of training and educational opportunities for staff, field operators, engineers, and board members of agricultural irrigation/water districts. The classes held in San Luis Obispo utilize the excellent indoor and outdoor facilities at ITRC. Annual flow measurement and canal operations training is also offered for operators in the Chico area in cooperation with CSU Chico.

The course includes the following topics:

  • Flow Measurement - General and Pipelines: Principles of flow measurement for open and closed systems; common measurement devices - propeller, velocity head, venturi, metergate; how to take accurate readings; what to watch out for.
  • Flow Measurement - Canals: Equations for canals; weirs and flumes; corrections for common problems; current metering.
  • Canal Operations: The service concept, including farmer constraints and needs; purposes of different check structures; water level vs. flow rate control; minimizing tailender problem while still achieving good service; how to get more water through various structures; introduction to SCADA; interaction between canals and turnouts.

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