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).
Ventura County Resource Conservation District
Mobile Irrigation Laboratory
Complete and Fully Paid