The Western irrigation system includes a set of sprinklers, incorporating both fixed and rotating types to adapt to various terrains, crops, and weather conditions. These sprinklers function at low pressure, ensuring uniform coverage across the entire pivot. This not only minimizes operating costs through efficient water application but also reduces losses from evaporation, wind drift, and surface run-off.
Choosing the optimal sprinklers for the crop, field requirements, and prevailing weather conditions is crucial. The goal is to consistently create ideal conditions that maximize application efficiency. The selection of a sprinkler package involves a careful consideration of multiple factors, including flow, pressure, water quality, slope, and energy consumption, all of which should be taken into account during the design phase.