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This web site is provided to furnish information about irrigation systems, practices, management, and research in South Carolina. The information presented is garnered from work done by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service and many other sources.  Identifying details for the source of the information are provided as the information is presented.


Irrigation Design

Basic information used in irrigation design including pipe sizing and friction loss, elevation loss, velocity head, sprinkler placement, application equations, and other items useful in designing a system. This section will not teach how to design, but will provide information that may not be readily available.

Irrigation Management
Proper management is the key to successful irrigation.  This section identifies several different management schemes and how they are implemented.  Also includes information and references on the water needs of various crops and monthly normal precipitation amounts for stations in SC, NC, and Georgia.

Agricultural Irrigation Equipment
Descriptions and images of many different types of irrigation equipment including pumps, filters, traveling guns, drip, and other related equipment.  Also includes a listing of Agricultural Irrigation Equipment Suppliers in South Carolina as well as a listing of alternative pumping systems for livestock producers.

Home-made Hydraulic Ram Pump Plans
Plans and a list of materials for construction of a hydraulic ram pump from common items found in local hardware stores.

Residential and Commercial (Turf) Irrigation Equipment
Descriptions and images of many different types of irrigation equipment including pumps, filters, spray heads, sprinklers, drip, water meters, and other related equipment.  Also includes a listing of Residential and Commercial (Turf)  Irrigation Equipment Suppliers in South Carolina.

SCDHEC Environmental Quality Control (EQC)
Permit Request forms

Links to SCDHEC EQC Forms page as well as individual links to well drilling and dam construction/alteration forms.

Irrigation Research in South Carolina
Links and information on on-going and past research with irrigation in South Carolina.

Irrigated Acreage in South Carolina
A listing for each year of the actual acreage irrigated in South Carolina by county and irrigation method as well as by crop.  This information is compiled for inclusion in the Irrigation Journal's annual irrigation survey each year.

Irrigation-Related Sites
A list of many varied irrigation sites on the web, including such sites as Richard Mead's MicroIrrigation Forum and Thomas Stein's Virtual Irrigation Library as well as many manufacturers and suppliers.  Sites containing articles of interest are also included.


Check back often!  Over the next few months we hope to revise many sections at this site and add many others.  Our vision is that of a site that has specific sections - such as "irrigation management", "irrigation equipment", or "alternative pumping systems" - with a wealth of information and related web links located in that area.

 

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since 1/28/99

Last modified on 05/10/07
This site created and maintained by Bryan Smith,
Clemson University Cooperative Extension, Laurens County.

The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer.  Clemson University cooperating with U.S. Department of Agriculture and South Carolina Counties.  Issued in Furtherance of Cooperative Extension Work in Agriculture and Home Economics, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914.