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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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He said that Naulong, Winder, Ghabir and Nai Gaj dams would be completed in three years adding that Naulong dam located in Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan has the gross water storage capacity of 242,000 acre feet, with a command area of 47,000 acres, while the Winder dam will store 36,484 acre feet of water and irrigate 10,000 acres of land.
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ISLAMABAD -- Water and Power Development Authority(WAPDA) has expedited the work on constructing small dams to irrigate over 130,000 acres of land in various areas of the country, WAPDA official said.
26 billions were allotted to irrigate scores of villages, indicating that 27 villages have been irrigated within the project of Izaz and Ifrin and 127 villages were irrigated in al-Hes Mountain region.
a The infrastructure, to be operational within 42 months, will irrigate an area of 5,000 ha in an impoverished agriculture-oriented region, which suffers from a severe deficit in basic infrastructure.
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Prior to Israel's diversion of the Jordan River in 1964, Jordan had been using some of the river's water to irrigate about 6800 hectares in the Jordan Valley.
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