Evaluation of irrigation performance of Asartepe Irrigation Association A case study from Turkey

Çakmak B., Polat H. E., Kendirli B., Gökalp Z.

Akdeniz Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.22, no.1, pp.1-8, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Akdeniz Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


The objective of this study was to evaluate the irrigation system performances of the Water User Associations in Asartepe irrigation scheme in Turkey. Based on the field study, amount of water delivered to command area, water delivered to irrigated area and relative water supply were determined as 3.975-7.368 m3 /ha, 8.586-13.611 m3 /ha and 0,99-2,05, respectively. The financial performance indicators including cost recovery ratio, maintenance expenditure to revenue ratio, operating cost per unit area, total cost per person employed on water delivery, revenue collection performance, unit area per staff member were found out as 52-170 %, 24-38 %, 47-109 $/ha, 1.523-5.611 $/staff member, 54-100%, 83,1-105,0 ha/staff member respectively. As regard to productive performance, output per unit command area, output per unit irrigated area, output per unit irrigation supply and output per unit water consumed were determined as 1.979 - 2.262 $/ha, 3.534 – 4.930$/ha, 0,28-0,55 $/m3 , 2,79-3,37 $/m3 , respectively.