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Map Series Bookets 

Expansion of Urban Area in Irrigation Districts of the Rio Grande River Basin, 1996-2006: A Map Series. March 2009. (EM-105)

Texas Legislative and Irrigation Districts of the Rio Grande River Basin: A Map Series. July 2008. (EM-102)



District Analysis Reports 

Water Loss Tests

Water Loss Test Results: Pipeline Units I-19/I-18, I-7A, and I-22, HCID2, June 2007. (TR-330)

Water Loss Test Results: Main 'J' Canal, Delta Lake Irrigation District, January 2007. (TR-327) 

Water Loss Test Results: West Main Pipeline, United Irrigation District of Hidalgo County, 2007. (TR-322)

Water Loss Test Results: West Main Canal, United Irrigation District of Hidalgo County, April 2006. (TR-329) 

Water Loss Test Results for Lateral A, Before and After Lining, HCID2, Feb. 2006. (TR-328) 

Seepage and Total Losses of North Alamo Main Canal, HCID2, Feb. 2004. (TR-324) 

Seepage Loss Test Results, Valley Municipal Utility District No.2, Jan. 2004. (TR-326)

Seepage and Total Loss Test Results, Donna Irrigation District, Mar. 2004. (TR-323) 

Seepage Loss Test Results, Maverick County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1, Mar. 2004. (TR-336)

Seepage and Total Losses, Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 16, Feb. 2004. (TR-325) 

Seepage Loss Test Results, Brownsville Irrigation District, Oct. 2003. (TR-372) 

Measured Seepage Losses of Canal 6.0, La Feria Irrigation District-Cameron County No. 3, May 2003. (TR-373) 

Measured Water Losses of Lateral A, Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2, Apr. 2003. (TR-374)

Seepage Loss Test Results In Cameron County Irrigation District No 2, San Benito, Dec. 2002. (TR-375) 


Flow Measurement Assessment

Flow Measurement for Rehabilitation Planning in CCID2, Nov. 2002. (TR-376) 

Farm Turnout Flow Recommendations for New Outlets in CCID2, Dec. 2002. (TR-377) 


Infrastructure Assessment

Evaluation of Canal Lining Projects in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. 2013 Rating and Analysis, Sep. 2014

Selection and Ranking of Canals in the Gulf Coast Irrigation Division by Expected Seepage and/or Other Types of Losses - Final Report, Sep. 2013

Selection and Ranking of Canals in the Gulf Coast Irrigation Division by Expected Seepage and/or Other Types of Losses - Final report, Appendixes, Sep. 2013

Evaluation of Canal Lining Projects in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. 2011 Rating and Analysis, Nov 2011 (TR 412)

Landsat Satellite Multi-Spectral Image Classification of Land Cover Change for GIS-Based Urbanization Analysis in Irrigation District:
Evaluation in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Aug. 2006. (TR-378)

Demonstration of the Rapid Assessment Tool (RAT): Harlingen Irrigation District, Jan. 2003. (TR-337) 

Demonstration of the Rapid Assessment Tool (RAT): Hidalgo County Irrigation District No 1, Feb. 2003. (TR-333) 

Flow Measurement Structure Assessment: Richmond Irrigation District, June 2003. (TR-379) 

Thermal Imaging of Canals for Remote Detection of Leaks: Evaluation in the United Irrigation District, Dec. 2002. (TR-335)


Databases

Irrigation District Database Analysis, Nov. 2002. (TR-370) 

Upgrading Existing Databases Recommendations for Irrigation Districts, Sept. 2004. (TR-371)



Regional Water Planning 

Potential Water Savings from Improvements in Irrigation District Through and On-farm Irrigation in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, Dec. 18, 1998.

Region M
  • Potential Water Savings in Irrigated Agriculture for the Rio Grande Planning Region (Region M), Dec. 22, 2000.
  2005 Region M Update Report

Municipal Water Supply Network of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Feb 5, 2004. 
  • Appendix 
  •MSN Map
  • MSN Full Report



Research Project Reports

Methodologies for Analyzing Impact of Urbanization on Irrigation Districts. Dec 2011 (TR 419)

Evaluation of the CRITERIA Irrigation Scheme Soil Water Balance Model in Texas. Dec 2011 (TR 418)




Professional Papers
 

Rapid Intervention Program (RIP) to Improve Operational Management and Efficiencies in Irrigation Districts. Gabriele Bonaiti & Guy Fipps 2013. Proceedings of the 2013 Irrigation Show & Educational Conference Technical Sessions, November 6-7, Austin, Texas

Development of a Web-Based GIS Management System for Agricultural Authorities in Iraq. Gabriele Bonaiti, David Flahive, & Guy Fipps 2013. In: Brian T. Wahlin, Susan S. Anderson (Eds.) Proceedings of the 7th USCID International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage, Using 21st Century Technology to Better Manage Irrigation Water Supplies, April 16-19, Phoenix, Arizona, 373-381.

Rapid Intervention Program (RIP) to Improve Operational Management and Efficiencies in Irrigation Districts in Iraq.  Gabriele Bonaiti & Guy Fipps 2013. In Brian T. Wahlin and Susan S. Anderson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th USCID International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage, Using 21st Century Technology to Better Manage Irrigation Water Supplies, April 16-19, Phoenix, Arizona, 45-57

Methodologies for Analyzing Impact of Urbanization on Irrigation Districts. Gabriele Bonaiti & Guy Fipps 2012 USCID Water Management Conference, Irrigated Agriculture Responds to Water Use Challenges - Strategies for Succes, April 3-6, Austin, Texas.

Effects of Use of GIS as a Real Time Decision Support System for Irrigation Districts in Texas. Gabriele Bonaiti & Guy Fipps 2011. Proceedings of the 2011 USCID Water Management Conference, The Struggle for Efficiency — Actions and Consequences, November 15-18, San Diego, California

Urbanization of Irrigation Districts in the Texas Rio Grande River Basin. Gabriele Bonaiti & Guy Fipps 2011. Proceedings of the 2011 USCID Water Management Conference, Emerging Challenges and Opportunities for Irrigation Managers - Energy, Efficiency and Infrastructure, April 26-29, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Evaluation of the CRITERIA Irrigation Scheme Soil Water Balance Model in Texas - Initial Results. Gabriele Bonaiti & Guy Fipps 2011. Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, May 22- 26 - Palm Springs, CA

Initiating SCADA Project in Irrigation Districts. Askar Karimov, Eric Leigh & Guy Fipps 2010. Proceedings of the 2010 USCID Water Management Conference, Meeting Irrigation Demands in a Water-Challenged Environment - SCADA and Technology: Tools to Improve Production, September 28 - October 1, 2010, in Fort Collins, Colorado

Flow Calibration of the Bryan Canal Radial Gate at the United Irrigation District. Gabriele Bonaiti, Eric Leigh, Askar Karimov & Guy Fipps 2010. Proceedings of the 2010 USCID Water Management Conference, Meeting Irrigation Demands in a Water-Challenged Environment - SCADA and Technology: Tools to Improve Production, September 28 - October 1, 2010, in Fort Collins, Colorado

Synthetic Canal Lining Evaluation Project. Eric Leigh, Askar Karimov & Guy Fipps. 2010. Proceedings of the 2010 USCID Water Management Conference, Meeting Irrigation Demands in a Water-Challenged Environment - SCADA and Technology: Tools to Improve Production, September 28 - October 1, 2010, in Fort Collins, Colorado

Use of GIS as a real Time Decision Support System for Irrigation Districts. Gabriele Bonaiti & Guy Fipps 2010. Proceedings of the 2010 USCID Water Management Conference, Meeting Irrigation Demands in a Water-Challenged Environment - SCADA and Technology: Tools to Improve Production, September 28 - October 1, 2010, in Fort Collins, Colorado

Airborne Multispectral Remote Sensing Imaging for Detecting Irrigation Canal Leaks in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Yanbo Huang and Dr. Guy Fipps, Stephan Maas, Reginald Fletcher; 20th Bicentennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment; Weslaco, Texas; October 4-6, 2005.

Use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Defining Municipal Water Supply Networks, Eric Leigh and Dr. Guy Fipps; Presented at the Third International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage, Water District Management and Governance, U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, San Diego, March 2005.

Modeling Flows in Irrigation Distribution Networks - Model Description and Prototype, July 2003; Dr. Guy Fipps, Yanbo Huang; Written for presentation at the 2003 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

Proceedings of the Workshop on GIS in Irrigation Projects, May 13, 2003; Dr. Guy Fipps and Eric Leigh; Introduction to the Workshop on GIS in Irrigation Projected, conducted at the USCID Second International Conference, Phoenix

Irrigation Issues and Approaches to Coupling GIS to an Irriagation Distribution Network and Seepage Loss Model, May 2003; Dr. Guy Fipps, David Flahive; Milton Henry; and Yanbo Huang, Introduction to the Workshop on GIS in Irrigation Projected, conducted at the USCID Second International Conference, Phoenix

Characterization of Conveyance Losses in Irrigation Distribution Networks in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas January 12, 2000; Dr. Guy Fipps; Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior. 

GIS-Based Management System for Irrigation Districts, June 2000; Dr. Guy Fipps and Eric Leigh; Implementation of a District Management System in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Proceedings of the 14 th Technical Conference - 1998. US Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, Ft. Collins

Irrigation District Efficiencies and Potential Water Savings in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, ASCE Paper, Seattle, May 1999.

Implementation of a District Management System in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, June 3-6, 1998; Dr. Guy Fipps and Craig Pope; Presented at the 14th Technical Conference on Contemporary Challenges in Irrigation and Drainage, U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, Phoenix.



Presentations 

2013 Rapid Intervention Program (RIP) to Improve Operational Management and Efficiencies in Irrigation Districts. 2013 Irrigation Show & Educational Conference Technical Sessions, November 6, Austin, Texas

2013 Rapid Intervention Program (RIP) to Improve Operational Management and Efficiencies in Irrigation Districts in Iraq.  2013 USCID International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage, Using 21st Century Technology to Better Manage Irrigation Water Supplies, April 17, Phoenix, Arizona

2013 Development of a Web-Based GIS Management System for Agricultural Authorities in Iraq.  2013 USCID International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage, Using 21st Century Technology to Better Manage Irrigation Water Supplies, April 18, Phoenix, Arizona

2013 Updates on Methodologies to Evaluate Irrigation Canal Lining.  2013 USCID International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage, Using 21st Century Technology to Better Manage Irrigation Water Supplies, April 18, Phoenix, Arizona

2012 Methodologies for Evaluation of Canal Lining Systems. 2012 USCID Water Management Conference, Irrigated Agriculture Responds to Water Use Challenges - Strategies for Succes, April 4, Austin, Texas

2012 Methodologie for Analyzing Impact of Urbanization on Irrigation Districts. 2012 USCID Water Management Conference, Irrigated Agriculture Responds to Water Use Challenges - Strategies for Succes, April 3-6, Austin, Texas

2012 Automation and Control of rrigation in the Monti Berici Hills in Northern Italy. 2012 USCID Water Management Conference, Irrigated Agriculture Responds to Water Use Challenges - Strategies for Succes, April 3-6, Austin, Texas

2012 Effects of SCADA Innovation at the Rivera Berica District in Northern Italy. 2012 USCID Water Management Conference, Irrigated Agriculture Responds to Water Use Challenges - Strategies for Succes, April 3-6, Austin, Texas

2012 Progress in Developing a Web-based Management System for Irrigation Districts. 2012 USCID Water Management Conference, Irrigated Agriculture Responds to Water Use Challenges - Strategies for Succes, April 3-6, Austin, Texas

2011 Canal Lining Project Evaluation Updates and Methodologies. 2011 USCID Water Management Conference, The Struggle for Efficiency — Actions and Consequences, November 15-18, San Diego, California

2011 Effects of Use of GIS as a Real Time Decision Support System for Irrigation Districts in Texas. 2011 USCID Water Management Conference, The Struggle for Efficiency — Actions and Consequences, November 15-18, San Diego, California

2011 Evaluation of CRITERIA for Irrigation Scheduling in Multi-field Irrigation Schemes. 2011 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, May 22- 26 - Palm Springs, CA

2011 Urbanization of Irrigation Districts in the Texas Rio Grande River Basin. 2011 USCID Water Management Conference, Emerging Challenges and Opportunities for Irrigation Managers - Energy, Efficiency and Infrastructure, April 26-29, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2010 Flow Calibration of the Bryan Canal Radial Gate at the United Irrigation District. 2010 USCID Water Management Conference, Meeting Irrigation Demands in a Water-Challenged Environment - SCADA and Technology: Tools to Improve Production, September 28 - October 1, 2010, in Fort Collins, Colorado

2010 Synthetic Canal Lining Evaluation Project. 2010 USCID Water Management Conference, Meeting Irrigation Demands in a Water-Challenged Environment - SCADA and Technology: Tools to Improve Production, September 28 - October 1, 2010, in Fort Collins, Colorado

2010 Use of GIS as a Real Time Decision Support System for Irrigation Districts. 2010 USCID Water Management Conference, Meeting Irrigation Demands in a Water-Challenged Environment - SCADA and Technology: Tools to Improve Production, September 28 - October 1, 2010, in Fort Collins, Colorado

2010 Irrigation District Engineering and Assistance. Rio Grande Basin Initiative Annual Conference, Alpine, TX

2010 Initiating SCADA Projects in Irrigation Districts. 2010 USCID Water Management Conference, Meeting Irrigation Demands in a Water-Challenged Environment - SCADA and Technology: Tools to Improve Production, September 28 - October 1, 2010, in Fort Collins, Colorado

2009 Irrigation District Engineering and Assistance. Rio Grande Basin Initiative Annual Conference, McAllen, TX

2008 Rio Grande Basin Initiative Tasks 1 & 3 Highlights - Fipps 

2003 Analysis of the Municipal Water Supply Network in the Lower Rio Grande Valley; Prepared for the Region M Water Planning Group November 19, 2003 McAllen, Texas

Irrigation Issues and Approaches to Coupling GIS to an Irrigation Distribution Network and Seepage Loss Model 

Region M Committee Briefing Presentation, May 24, 2000.

Overview of the District Management System (DMS) 





Posters 
 

2010

Rio Grande Basin Initiative Annual Conference, Alpine, TX

GIS as a Real Time Decision Support System in Brownsville Irrigation District

2009

Rio Grande Basin Initiative Annual Conference, McAllen, TX

Irrigation District Database Integration into GIS and the Web

Expansion of Urban Area, Rio Grande River Basin 1996-2006


2008

Lower Rio Grande Valley Irrigation Conference

Gate Automation & Telemetry 2

Rio Grande Basin Initiative Annual Conference, Las Cruces, NM

Spill Site Assessment

Aquatic Vegetation Study: Impacts on the Flow Capacity in Canals

Gate Automation & Telemetry

Texas Legislative Districts and the Irrigation Districts of the Rio Grande River Basin Map Series


2007

Rio Grande Basin Initiative Annual Conference, South Padre Island, TX

Irrigation District Engineering and Technical Assistance.

United Irrigation District Gate Automation & Telemetry Project.


2006

Rio Grande Basin Initiative Annual Conference, Ruidoso, NM

Applications of Remote Sensing Technology for Irrigation System Analysis.

Delta Lake Irrigation District Canal Automation.


2004

Emerging Technologies for Irrigation District Management and Rehabilitation Planning.

Rio Grande Basin Initiative Annual Conference, Las Cruces, NM

GIS Based Mapping for Irrigation Districts.

Development of the Rapid Assessment Tool (RAT) for Evaluating Irrigation Network Performances.

Irrigation District Engineering and Technical Assistance.

Irrigation Distribution Network Modeling for the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.


2003

GIS as a Mapping Tool.

District Management System Program.

GIS as a Planning Tool.

GIS and Database Integration.

 

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