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:: Daniel J. Howes ::

  

Dan Howes

Senior Irrigation Engineer


BRAE 08A-033E
Phone: 805-756-2347
Fax: 805-756-2433
djhowes@calpoly.edu

  Ph.D., P.E.

  • Irrigation district modernization and rapid appraisal process (RAP) training (domestic and international) - Including SCADA and structural design
  • ITRC evapotranspiration and GIS specialist
  • Project administrator for the successful and innovative CEC Ag Peak Load Reduction Program for Water Agencies
  • Energy analysis related to agricultural water use throughout California

 

  Education and Registration:

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering - University of California, Irvine. 2010
  • M.S., Engineering, with a specialization in Water Engineering - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2001
  • B.S., Agricultural Systems and Environment - University of California, Davis, CA, 1997
  • Registered Civil Engineer, California

 

 

 

 

Principal Publications:

  • Howes, D.J., P. Fox, and P.H. Hutton. 2015. Evapotranspiration from Natural Vegetation in the Central Valley of California: Monthly Grass Reference-Based Vegetation Coefficients and the Dual Crop Coefficient Approach. SCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, January 20, 2015. 17 pp.
     
  • Howes, D.J. and C.M. Burt. 2015. Improving Flow Measurement Accuracy at Farm Delivery Gates in California. Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. ITRC Report No. R 15-002. 77 pp.
     
  • Burt, C.M. and D.J. Howes. 2015. Practical Guide for Metergates. Irrigation Training & Research Center. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. USA. ITRC Report No. R 15-001. 17 pp.
     
  • Howes, D.J., S. Ellenson, L.J. Hoffmann, and F. Gaudi. 2015. Center Pivot Sprinkler Distribution Uniformity Impacts on the Spatial Variability of Evapotranspiration. ASCE Journal of Drainage and Irrigation Engineering, Dec. 29, 2014. 10 pp.
     
  • Howes, D.J. and S. Styles. 2014. Integrating Remote Sensing of Evapotranspiration with Applied Water to Target Potential Water Conservation Projects in Watersheds. Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. ITRC Report No. R 14-001. 94 pp.
     
  • Burt, C.M. and D.J. Howes  2011.  Low Pressure Drip/Micro System Design – Analysis of Potential Rebate.  Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA
     
  • Howes, D.J., C.M. Burt, and B.F. Sanders.  2010. Subcritical Contraction Design for Improved Open Channel Flow Measurement Accuracy with an Upward-Looking Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meter.  Journal Irrig. Drain. Engr. 136, 617 (2010)
     
  • Burt, C.M. and D.J. Howes  2008.  Irrigation District Energy Survey.  Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA.
     
  • Styles, S.W., B. Busch, D. Howes, and M. Cardenas.  2006.  Non-Standard Structure Flow Measurement Evaluation using the Flow Rate Indexing Procedure - QIP.  Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA.
     
  • Burt, C.M., and D.J. Howes. 2005. Estimated Energy Requirements under Drought Conditions. Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. ITRC Report No. R 05-008. 23 pp.
  • Burt, C.M. and D.J. Howes.  2005.  CEC Agricultural Peak Load Reduction Program Final Report.  Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA.
     
  • Mutziger, A., C.M. Burt, D.J. Howes and K. Solomon.  2004.  Comparison of Measured and Modified FAO 56 Modeled Bare-Soil Evaporation.  Journal Irrig. Drain. Engr. 131(1):59-72.

  • Burt, C.M., D.J. Howes and G. Wilson. 2003. California Agricultural Water Electrical Energy Requirements. Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. ITRC Report No. R 03-006. 154 pp.
     
  • Howes, D.J., C.M. Burt, S.W. Styles. 2003. GIS Mapping for Irrigation District Rapid Appraisals. Presented at the 2003 United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (USCID) GIS Workshop, held in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Burt, C.M., A. Mutziger, D.J. Howes, and K.H. Solomon. 2002.  Evaporation from Irrigated Agricultural Land in California.  Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. (www.itrc.org/reports/reports.htm).