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Title: Rational design of an on-farm reservoir
Authors: Ojha, C. S. P.
Singh K.K.
Gupta S.K.V.
Published in: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Abstract: There is increasing concern to store water in on-farm reservoirs (OFRs) for meeting the supplemental irrigation requirements and (or) improving the irrigation efficiency of irrigation systems. The provision of OFRs leads to loss of a certain portion of agricultural land, but the economic viability of providing OFRs has been justified. As widely prevalent among designers, the volume of various shapes of OFRs is usually computed manually or using computer programs based on the trapezoidal or pyramidal formula. However, it has been found that the trapezoidal or pyramidal formula cannot be used for irregular geometries. For such cases, a method of superimposition has been proposed to compute volume accurately. A simplified approach is presented in this article for optimum design of OFRs. The relations between length and breadth are also developed for a variety of OFR shapes to guide farmers for minimum lining. ¬© 2007 NRC Canada.
Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering(2007), 34(9): 1061-1068
Issue Date: 2007
Keywords: On-farm reservoir
Pyramidal formula
Trapezoidal formula
ISSN: 3151468
Author Scopus IDs: 7004206177
Author Affiliations: Ojha, C.S.P., Department of Civil Engineering, I.I.T. Roorkee, Roorkee 247 667 UA, India
Singh, K.K., Department of Civil Engineering, N.I.T. Kurukshetra, 136 119 Haryana, India
Gupta, S.K.V., Department of Civil Engineering, Government College of Engineering and Technology, Jammu, Kashmir, India
Corresponding Author: Singh, K.K.; Department of Civil Engineering, N.I.T. Kurukshetra, 136 119 Haryana, India; email:
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