The Melado Canal Association manages one of the oldest irrigation systems in the country, with over 90 years of history, distributing about 20 m3/s to its users, in addition to operating a series of hydroelectric power plants. They are also beneficiaries of the Ancoa Reservoir, completed in 2015 in the valley of the same name.
Although the reservoir has helped improve their irrigation reliability - and the hydroelectric plants have provided additional income - these infrastructure projects have increased the demand for better management and transparency in distribution, especially with other Water User Associations (WUAs) with which they share infrastructure. Additionally, lower flows have put pressure on improving the efficiency and precision of water deliveries to their users.
Given these challenges, the Melado Canal Association embarked on a multi-year plan to modernize its distribution network, incorporating a series of advanced Capta Hydro telemetry and automation equipment, as well as using Capta AMARU software to monitor and optimize flow distribution. Discover these solutions below:
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