conveyance loss

What is conveyance loss?

conveyance loss meaning water that is lost in transit from a pipe, canal, conduit, or ditch by leakage or evaporation. Leakage from an irrigation ditch, for example, may percolate to a groundwater source and be available for further use.

  • 1955-1995: Conveyance losses reported nationally
  • 2000 and later: Conveyance losses not estimated nationally

See also irrigation water use.


reference: USGS – Water Use Terminology