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Agricultural Maintenance and Lateral Tips

Remember, irrigation providers are only responsible for the delivery of water from the rivers to your main canal headgate. Once the water reaches your ditch or lateral, you are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance. As a landowner, you are also responsible for the water leaving your property. By following the tips below, you can help ensure that water enters and exits your property efficiently.

  1. Keep ditches free of debris and clutter.
  2. Check emitter flow rates from various sections of your drip system.
  3. Test the pump flow rate, efficiency and power consumption per acre-foot of water.