Effect upon irrigation of critical low-flow of the Rogue River

TitleEffect upon irrigation of critical low-flow of the Rogue River
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1961
AuthorsShaffer, N. F.
Conference Name29th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 29th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1961
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationSpokane, Washington
KeywordsCritical flows, Water rights, Water supply forecasting

Problems presented to an irrigation district manager when a critically low flow of water is forecast for the stream from which his district's supply is derived are discussed in detail. Economical problems arise either to obtain additional supplies from pumping or conserving the existing supply by rotation of demands and sometimes a loss of certain crops. The necessity of obtaining an accurate forecast of flows to the district supply point prior to occurrence so that plans can be made in advance is brought out in the discussion.