|Fausey, Norman - Norm|
Submitted to: American Society of Agricultural Engineers Meetings Papers
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/13/1998
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: In a Wetland-Reservoir Subirrigation System (WRSIS), a wetland is constructed to receive runoff and subsurface drainage water from adjacent cropland area. The collected water is pumped to a water supply reservoir used for subirrigation water for crops like corn and soybean. In this system, water is supplied to the root zone of the plants through subsurface edrain pipes. Three such systems have been developed in Northwest Ohio. A the Defiance Agricultural Research Association (DARA) site in Defiance, Ohio, an intensive monitoring program has been implemented in order to monitor and analyze the performance of the system. Instrumentation is being installed to measure system parameters necessary to fully evaluate the benefits, operation and management, and economics of the system and its components. The paper presents an overview of the monitoring approach. Modeling study approaches for sediment and water routing in the system are also presented.