Lee Fintel

Superior, NE

On our surface water irrigated farms we used suction pipes with screened foot valves prior to installing the three Riverscreens.  We were constantly unplugging nozzles in the first four pivot towers, and the end booms and end guns would fill with silt every year.  After we installed the Riverscreens, we haven’t had debris plugged nozzles and the water flowing through the pivots is clean enough that if flushed the previously deposited silt  from the end booms.  In the 5 years prior to installing the Riverscreens, I estimate we spent 200 hours dealing with plugged nozzles and flushing silt.