Adkins has been providing irrigation engineering services in Southern Oregon for over 30 years and as such we are familiar with the difficulties and complexities that farm/ranchers and irrigation districts may face when implementing new projects or improvements.
Water/Ditch Loss Studies
Klamath Irrigation District
Adkins was the engineer for the C-Flume Replacement project, which included the demolition of approximately 4,400 linear feet of a crumbling above-grade concrete irrigation flume, and the design of a new buried and elevated pipe with associated irrigation system improvements. The newly designed irrigation pipe consists of 3,582 linear feet of buried 10-foot diameter pipe and 765 feet of elevated pipe that is supported by both concrete spread footings and pile supported cap beams. Adkins was also tasked with designing all fittings, access structures, irrigation delivery improvements, and access roads.
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation
Water Rights Adjudication
The Klamath Basin struggles with limited water supplies and increasing demands for water, leading to conflicts between the Upper and Lower Klamath Basins during drought and water shortages. Adkins mapped and verified parcel size of irrigated land as well as other pertinent features that would help with water rights adjudication in the future. The purpose of a water right adjudication is to collect, catalog, and confirm all water rights through the court, and to determine to which property those water rights belong, binding property owners and all parties to the court’s declaration of those water rights.