Ingeniería Agrícola y Biosistemas Volume 4, issue 1, January - June 2012 Versión en español
Electronic ISSN: 2007-4026
Print ISSN: 2007-3925


Vol.4, núm.1January - June2012

Operating rules for the reservoir system of the irrigation district 005 Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico

Reglas de operación para el sistema de presas del distrito de riego 005 Delicias, Chihuahua, México

David Ortega-Gaucin

Received: 2011-12-05

Accepted: 2012-05-30

Available online: 2012-06-15 /pág.31-39


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  • descriptionAbstract

    Water extraction policies and operating rules for La Boquilla and Francisco I. Madero reservoirs system are analyzed and validated. Both reservoirs constitute the main water supply sources for the Irrigation District 005 Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico. Statistical correlation, linear programming and simulation models of the reservoir operation are applied to define policies and to validate operating rules. The water extraction statistical analysis reveals that, in fact, a rational management system policy, according to the water storage volume at the beginning of the agricultural year, is not being applied; thus the proposed rules are aimed at overcoming this deficiency. Reservoir operation simulation models are applied to validate the rules. The models results show that water use efficiency increases apart from keeping steady water storage levels. Thereby, it is feasible to irrigate each year the same land surface area, decrease spills and prevent water shortage, which enables a steady economy in the region.

    Keyworks: Drought, water shortage, irrigation district, water management.

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    &  Ortega-Gaucin, D. (2012).  Operating rules for the reservoir system of the irrigation district 005 Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico. , 4(1), 31-39.