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Automate Flood Irrigation

Why Farmers and Irrigators Need AutoFlood™ NOW

Farmers and irrigators face huge challenges related to the cost of labor, especially in states like California where new labor laws have increased labor costs dramatically. At the same time, in some areas there are incentives to save precious water.

How AutoFlood Works

AutoFlood retrofits to manually-operated delivery gates. The AutoFlood system senses when water enters an on-farm canal, wakes the system up, controls all the field gates, Pipe and Check-gates, and detects water as it moves down field so AutoFlood can optimize water conservation by virtually eliminating spill into drainage canals.

After AutoFlood irrigates a section of the field, it repeats the irrigation cycle automatically across the field until everything is properly watered. Irrigators can easily monitor and control AutoFlood via cellphone or pc.

AutoFlood

The revolutionary patented* AutoFlood almost eliminates all your labor costs and saves water at the same time. It is now successfully employed in the Imperial Valley with tremendous results.

AutoFlood

  • Completely automates flood irrigated fields – near ZERO human intervention needed!
  • Reduces irrigator labor costs 90%
  • Monitor and control via cell phones
  • Retrofits to existing pipe (delivery) gate frames
  • Reduces irrigation spill to near zero – estimated 10% water savings

Unattended AutoFlood Operations

Detects water flow into on-farm canal and wakes up AutoFlow Opens and closes pipe (delivery) gates in user defined sequence:

  1. Detects flow down-field to calculate time to complete flooding
  2. Goes to sleep when irrigation is done and waits for water to re-renter canal.

Before

After

Field Controller (Hub)

  • Micro-controller manages operations for any number of gates
  • 100 mW 900 MHz spread spectrum radio
  • UPGRADED NEMA 4X enclosure
  • Bigger box with 5Amp-hour GSM battery
  • Lockable box
  • Box is positioned flat for easier access
  • Upgraded 2 1/2-Watt solar panel with 360-degree turning capability to optimize solar exposure 

 

Automated Check Gates for On-Farm Canals

  • Medium-Duty Watch Technologies slide gate
  • 304 Stainless Steel blade and frame
  • UHMW blade guides and Neoprene sill seal
  • Heavy-duty 12-Volt linear actuator w/ internal position sensor and limit switches
  • WT-50 Solar powered gate actuator system in
  • NEMA 4 enclosure
  • 100 mW 900 MHz spread spectrum radio w/on-board microprocessor
  • Manual Up/Down switch
Check-gates are used in on-farm canals to manage proper water level (head) at pipe gates. Typically, Check-gates divide an on-farm canal into sections and are closed and opened as irrigation operations move downstream along the canal to assure sufficient head at the most upstream pipe openings of each segment. AutoFlood also can use the Checks to manage canal level against system intolerable extremes of water level.

Get Started

Call Jack at 541-660-3182 to talk about how AutoFlood can work for your situation or click to fill out our contact form.

541-660-3182

987 Coral Drive Pebble Beach, CA 93953

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