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.
University Corporation at Monterey Bay
Water Management, Technical Assistance, Research/Planning (including Science)
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):