Rio Grande Basin Initiative

2007-08 Deliverables

Task 1 Research
Principal Investigator(s): Zhuping Sheng

Task 1: Irrigation District Studies

  1. Characterize hydrological properties of different types of soils in the region through field measurements and laboratory tests.
  2. Perform additional upstream-downstream flow measurement to determine seepage losses at selected canals.
  3. Conduct a pilot geophysical survey of soil permeability at selected canal sections as condition permits.
  4. Continue to develop a protocol/an approach for identification of sections of canals with high seepage losses using hydraulic conductivity tests and field infiltration results.
  5. Characterize the interaction of surface water and groundwater in the region, and analyze its spatial and temporal variations through model simulation.
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