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Author(s):Downing, Ron
Author Affiliation:Park Manager in Aurora, Colorado for the Parks, Recreation and Public Properties Department
Title:Twenty-first century irrigation
Source:Parks & Recreation [Virginia]. Vol. 26, No. 1, January 1991, p. 49-51.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:Washington, D.C.: National Recreation and Park Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Irrigation systems; Irrigation equipment; Automatic irrigation
Abstract/Contents:"In Aurora, Colorado, new technology such as computerized irrigation control systems is being used on acres of park land throughout the city. A drought in 1977-78 and budget cuts prompted the City's Parks Division to find a way to conserve water. In 1986 they started exploring the possibilities of computerized irrigation control systems, and came to the conclusion that it would save 12% in utility costs per year. The system in Aurora is based on a high-frequency radio link, includes an IBM-compatible micro-computer with a 30-megabyte hard disk and 640K RAM, a trunked radio control station, antenna and cable, remote station controllers, radio interface, trunked radio, and printer. This system has proved to be effective, it conserves money, water, and staff time, and is sensitive to weather and system changes."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Downing, R. 1991. Twenty-first century irrigation. Parks and Recreat. 26(1):p. 49-51.
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