Farmwest and Water Management
The Farmwest climate station network is part of a water conservation initiative for more effective and efficient use of irrigation water.
This web-based irrigation scheduling tool hosted at the Farmwest website provides real-time evapotranspiration (ET) information to irrigators and water system managers throughout British Columbia to:
- aid them in irrigation scheduling decisions;
- optimize or reduce water consumption during the irrigation season; and
- minimize the impact of water shortages caused by droughts and long-term climate change.
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The network has currently over 80 climate stations across B.C. providing, in addition to ET, other climate information, such as corn heat units (CHU), growing degree days, T-Sum, temperature monitoring and weather forecasts that irrigators might be interest in.
The website is updated on a daily basis to provide the most current information possible.
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