Reports pertaining to consumptive water use by irrigated crops and native vegetation in desert areas of Southern California,
Arizona, and other parts of the Southwest; to irrigation costs in California; to irrigation in Israel; and to irrigation and
water supply studies of the Pecos, Colorado, and other rivers.
Harry French Blaney, a water conservation engineer, made significant contributions to irrigation research not only in his
native California, but also throughout the world. In 1915, Mr. Blaney received a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the
University of California; and upon graduation, he worked two years for the Southern California Gas Company. He began a career
with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in May 1917 that continued until his retirement in 1962. From that time until 1973,
he was a research associate at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mr. Blaney was awarded the John Deere Medal from the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, the Superior Service Award
and Silver Medal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Royce Tipton Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
He is probably best known for his work in the development of the Blaney-Criddle Formula, a method for calculating water loss
from plants by evapotranspiration.Born in Los Angeles, California, July 1892. Died in October 1976. Educated at Los Angeles Polytechnic High School (1907-1911)
and the University of California at Los Angeles (1911-1915) with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.
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