This study was undertaken to upgrade and improve existing and future highway landscaping irrigation methods and procedures. The selection, installation, and use of materials and equipment are covered in relation to design, construction, and maintenance. Emphasis was placed on three basic irrigation systems: Overhead and bubbler irrigation which have been used by Caltrans for many years, and drip irrigation which is a comparatively recent introduction. Evaluation of the various systems and related components was based upon statewide communications with Caltrans design, construction and maintenance personnel. Additionally, evaluations performed at the TransLab compared products under controlled conditions. Helpful information was also gained from equipment manufacturers and other individuals involved in the private sector. The results of this study will aid those who design, construct, maintain, and operate irrigation systems. (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Office of Landscape Architecture, 1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Authors:
    • Reiland, R F
    • Salvisberg, F
    • Crozier, W F
    • Pelkey, R A
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 410 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/CA-80/01 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: F-5-10
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM