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SWIIM System provides these Blogs to help you get the most out of SWIIM. We have several contributors. All are industry experts in the fields of irrigation design/control, cropping techniques, and ditch flow technology. Let us know if there are specific topics or issues you would like us to address in future blog entries.


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Deployments Head To South San Joaquin Valley

@swiimsystem team heads to a new region - Fresno, Bakersfield - watch out! #farmwaterbudget

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New Clients in Palo Verde - Colorado River

@swiimsystem manages new deployments and valuable water along the Colorado River #farmwaterbudget

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SWIIM Continues to Expand in Kern County

@swiimsystem is tweeting... we have newly-identified regions that are expanding SWIIM's use for water accounting, crop-water budget management and governmental compliance and related reporting.

We are the trusted on-farm water accountant providing a complete, scalable set of planning,management monitoring and reporting tools, from the field, to the system.
 

Deployments Continue In Challenging Conditions

The latest in-channel, lined measurement location brought online last week complete with calibrated flow sensors, sending near-real-time data back to SWIIM Server.  We have quality, cross-calibrated data flowing at each of our sites and continue to complete deployments thoughout California.

We are able to combine measurements via pipe, in-channel, lined ditches as well as non-lined channels.  Tail flow sensors to capture end-of-field return flows as well. We have sensors that work on and off of headgates - several options to chose from, based upon local conditions. This, coupled with our consumptive use data (via instruments and remote sensing) allow us to account for the elements of the crop-water budget like no one else - the same way that your CPA helps you manage and track your financial accounts.  We have truly shown our ability to deploy SWIIM with multiple sensor methods in very challenging conditions.

Lined Channel SWIIM Deployment

The SWIIM team has been hard at work on new deployment sites - this time, a lined channel with a built-in weir:

We connect our sensors and calibrate against a second data source.  Whether it be an unlined channel, lined channel, headgate/turn-out measurement or pipe flow (or, in most case, a combination of these methods for each farm), SWIIM aggregates this data, alongside weather and remote sensing sources to close and report upon the crop-water budget.  Your on-farm water accountants hard at work, proving conservation activities throughout the Western US.

Another SWIIM Custom Deployment #farmwaterbudget

Kudos to the SWIIM team - #farmwaterbudget.  They are defying all logic and creating monitoring stations in an area that was supposed to be "unmonitorable."

Data available to SWIIM Manager via telemetry, near-real-time.

Back-up sensor we use in non-lined channels to double-check core diversion data.  More data is better than less (or one source).

SWIIM continues to amaze our growing list of clients - large family farms and corporate growers, alike.  2017 should be a stellar year!

First In-Channel Weir with Sensors - PVID

The SWIIM team loves challenges - and this deployment was just that.  Monitoring lined channels and already-established flow locations is SWIIM's stock-in-trade.  But accurately measuring an earthen ditch comes with its own unique obstacles.  Our team made it happen.  Measuring water flow - one of the many inputs we use to monitoring the crop-water budget.

 

Water and data are both flowing... Many of the sites are lined:

We like those types of sites best, but we aren't complaining.  More to come on these deployments as they progress.