How Do Subirrigation Systems Work?
Removing excess water from crop fields and then pulling water back in as needed is a subirrigation system’s most important job. Subirrigation is really a dual purpose system, both drainage and subirrigation being equally important. In locations across the United States where droughts are temporary, subirrigation systems function mainly as a drainage system.
In winter and early spring months, the water-level control structure should be set below the level of the tile outlet, in order to provide maximum drainage capacity. Read more below for details on managing subirrigation systems.
How Do You Manage Subirrigation Systems?
The most important management decisions, regarding subirrigation systems are:
- Raising/lowering the control structure (for drainage capacity)
- Height of the weir in the control structure
- When to add water
Call Us For Your Subirrigation System Needs
Dirks Dozing & Excavating of Missouri has been an expert in the industry since 2002. We proudly provide subirrigation and drainage systems across the Midwestern United States. Let us answer your questions and become a trusted partner!