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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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From the monthly archives: October 2016

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'October 2016'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

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.

SWIIM Stakes a Claim in Salinas at Western Growers CIT

SWIIM has a formal presence in Salinas, California at Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology.  As we continue to move north in the Central Valley, our team is spending more time with our colleages at Western Growers.

Our CEO pictured here, Kevin France, sits at SWIIM's work area taking a few calls in between meetings.  In our commitment to support Ag Tech innovation, the SWIIM team takes time to meet with entrepreneurs looking to make a different in our sector.

If you haven't yet visited this amazing facility, please drop by the Center the next time you make your way through Salinas.  Our team members are spending more time here running meetings with growers and other stakeholders, as we continue to make our push, northward.

Water Transfers Could Play a Vital Role in Meeting Water Demands

University of Denver Water Law Review

Jennifer Najjar
September 5, 2016

"Managing California’s complex water storage and delivery system is a never-ending balancing act between supply, demand and environmental considerations, particularly during a severe drought. As water scarcity reaches unprecedented extremes in the West, SWIIM technology could help mitigate the impact in the region. It provides one method of managing drought and is a welcome new addition to the state’s water market."

 

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SWIIM Deploys in Palo Verde Valley

We are happy to annouce a recently-added region.  In between expansion activities in the Central Valley, we have made a detour over to Palo Verde to deploy SWIIM on a series of sites there.

Precious Colorado River water - looking to quantify the crop-water budget.

Helping farmers account for every drop.  New clients and a few returning folks from the Imperial Valley, looking to expand their data on fields in Palo Verde.