July 31, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. — A University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension app will help irrigators calculate the amount of water pumped by their irrigation pumping plant.
The Water Meter Calculator App allows the user to store data, such as field size in acres, flow meter units and allocation and annual irrigation caps for each field.
The user inputs the beginning and ending meter reading and the app calculates the amount of water pumped for the field and on a per acre basis. The app keeps track of total water pumped for the irrigation season, the remaining allocation for future years, the annual cap remaining as well as any annual cap penalties.
The developers of the Water Meter Calculator App include: Chuck Burr, Tim Lemmons and Tom Dorn, all UNL Extension educators, and Bryan Lubeck and Shirlee Poyser, both of the Lower Republican River Natural Resources District. It was made by Jeff Abele of Move Creative, LLC.
The Water Meter Calculator App is available for download at the Apple App Store and Google Play store for $1.99.Chuck Burr
West Central Research and Extension Center
Sandi Alswager Karstens
IANR News Service