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IRRIGATION. The act of wetting or moistening the ground by artificial means.
     2. The owner of land over which there is a current stream, is, as such, the proprietor of the current. 4 Mason's R. 400. It seems the riparian proprietor may avail himself of the river for irrigation, provided the river be not thereby materially lessened, and the water absorbed be imperceptible or trifling. Ang. W. C. 34; and vide 1 Root's R. 535; 8 Greenl. R. 266; 2 Conn. R. 584; 2 Swift's Syst. 87; 7 Mass. R. 136; 13 Mass. R. 420; 1 Swift's Dig. 111; 5 Pick. R. 175; 9 Pick. 59; 6 Bing. R. 379; 5 Esp. R. 56; 2 Conn. R. 584; Ham. N. P. 199; 2 Chit. Bl. Com. 403, n. 7; 22 Vin. Ab. 525; 1 Vin. Ab. 657; Bac. Ab. Action on the case, F. The French law coincides with our own. 1 Lois des Batimens, sect. 1, art. 3, page 21.

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Chlorine parameter is in relation with decreasing of irrigated lands in front of increasing rangelands.
Delaney said that the work done by Inma in analysing the options for how to achieve the greatest return on irrigated land is a critical step forward in helping Iraqi farmers and policy makers in their choices.
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Moreover, he notes, another 8 million hectares of irrigated land around the Aral Sea is heavily laden with pesticides and highly vulnerable to erosion after plowing.
This research focuses on the efforts to select salt tolerant grasses better suited for use on marginal land or poor quality previously irrigated land.
The production of some 70,000 hectares of irrigated land account for about 20% of the food needs of the country, thanks to the introduction of advanced irrigation methods and production technologies.
In non-irrigated land, cane cultivation is giving relatively better profit despite low productivity, but in irrigated land, sugar cane farmers were losing popularity than those who grow rice or second crops.
A horticultural course, using irrigated land from the reserve's huge agricultural project to teach organic and market gardening, is already in the planning stages.
An estimated half of the grain and hay that's fed to beef cattle is grown on irrigated land.
Hudspeth owned 1,500 acres of federally irrigated land.
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