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Project: Satellite-based IrriQuest calculator for monitoring crop consumptive use and quantifying efficiency metrics

Description: This research and development modeling project will the current IrriQuest software tool prototype to include a capability for calculation of Total Water Use Fraction by accounting for portion of applied water directed to environmental use (EU), such as producing/maintaining wetlands, riparian, or terrestrial habitats. The project will supplement existing CIMIS and satellite-based (SIMS) data products to address and benefit irrigation efficiency statewide. This project will also include: quantification of the accuracy of ET estimates from IrriQuest across a broad range of crop types, irrigation systems, and regions and publish the accuracy results in a peer-reviewed journal; development of outreach and training materials in collaboration with several partners; and, six outreach and training events and webinars to reach a minimum of 1000 users.

Reference Number: 3860-P01-133

Implemented By: University Corporation at Monterey Bay


Type: Water Management, Technical Assistance, Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $565,724.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 10/25/2021    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Monterey

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Federal Contribution1/17/2017$256,605.00
Local Contribution1/17/2017$26,257.00
Prop. 1, Water Conservation and Water Use Efficiency Plans, Projects, and Programs1/17/2017$282,862.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Water ManagementWater Use Efficiency - Best Mgt. Practices  
Water ManagementWater Use Efficiency - Conservation  
Technical AssistanceTraining and Outreach  
Technical AssistanceScientific  
Research/Planning (including Science)Modeling  

Water Action Plan Target

Make Conservation a California Way of LifeAction Description
Increase Regional Self-Reliance and Integrated Water Management Across All Levels of GovernmentAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description


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