I need to add cap to an existing system which is open natural canals,
To add the caps I need to estimate the flow rate and the pressure demand of covered areas by the canals..
All I have is the plants which are shrubs areas, with trees or palms..
No equipments existed..
what I did, I placed the following schematic irrigation area:
SHRUB DRIPLINE 0.9 GPH @ 12" O.C. (3.5 L/H @ 0,3M) with
pressure: 1.72 bars
When using the advised schematic I got 628 l/min
and earlier I did my manual calculations to get the approximate irrigation demand of these areas depending on the wise individual demand of each type of plant.. and it was 22382 l/day
am thinking that there is something wrong about these two results rather than I believe that choosing the advised schematic to get an approximate flow rate and pressure is not enough as logically I consider it only covering the shrubs areas excluding the need of the existed trees or palms.
so my question is,
what is the best strategy to do in this situation in general?
and what is the best schematic irrigation choice can fit both shrubs and trees in here?
Thanks in advance,