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Project: Mobile Irrigation Laboratory

Description: The Mobile Irrigation Laboratory will evaluate the performance and effectiveness of irrigation systems. The laboratory measures water application rates, irrigation system distribution uniformity, energy usage, and pump efficiencies. Recommendations for system improvements (BMPs) are provided. The grant funds pay for lab staff salaries (~$350,000), lab equipment (~$50,000), lab operating expenses (~$70,000), implementation of BMPs at ranches (~$130,000); other staff salaries and admin (~$60,000).

Reference Number: 394010417554

Implemented By: Ventura County Resource Conservation District

Objective: Mobile Irrigation Laboratory

Type: Water Management

Total Cost: $825,000.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

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

Estimated Completion: 3/31/2013    Actual Completion: 5/21/2014

Associated Counties: Ventura

Located In Disadvantaged Community: No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Private Contribution7/1/2011$165,000.00
Prop. 84, Agricultural Water Quality Grants Program8/12/2013$660,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Water ManagementWatershed Protection  


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