Xin Qiao - Irrigation and Water Management Specialist

Xin Qiao

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4502 Ave I Scottsbluff NE 69361-4939
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Estimated Crop Water Use: July 18

July 19, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of July 18.

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Center pivot
Figure 1. Center pivot irrigation on dry beans in the North Platte Valley. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Pathfinder Canal Break Update

July 14, 2022
Since July 7, PID indicated that sufficient repairs had been made to the breach to start bringing in water to the canal.

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Estimated Crop Water Use: July 11

July 12, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of July 11.

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Estimated Crop Water Use: July 4

July 6, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of July 4.

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Pathfinder Canal Break on July 1, 2022

July 5, 2022
Though it hasn't been determined what caused the Pathfinder (Interstate) canal break last Friday, PID hopes to have it repaired within two weeks. The break affected about 102,000 acres of cropland in Nebraska and Wyoming.

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Estimated Crop Water Use: May 29

June 1, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of May 29.

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Canal without water
Figure 1. Tunnel No. 1 when there is no water in the Goshen/Gering-Fort Laramie Canal.

Update on the 2019 Tunnel Collapse and Canal Washout — Tunnel Repair or Replacement Options

February 14, 2022
The Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation District is seeking public opinion on whether to repair or replace Tunnels No. 1 and 2.

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Goshen/Gering-Fort Laramie canal collage
Tunnel No. 1 on the Goshen-Gering-Fort Laramie main canal, inside and out, in 2021: (Left) The “ribs” for support and the metal sheeting installed to improve water flow and decrease water turbulence. (Right top) Water flowing into Tunnel No. 1 during the 2021 irrigation season. (Right bottom) Tunnel No. 1 in the fall, when there is no water in the canal.

Update on the 2019 Tunnel Collapse and Canal Washout and 2021 Irrigation Season

October 19, 2021
Water flow through the tunnels were returned to 97% of capacity this summer, resulting in near normal water deliveries by the three major irrigation districts in the North Platte Valley during the 2021 growing season.

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