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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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The land is located in the Pat Feeder Command area in Naseerabad Division, the canal irrigating region.
Heavy metals contents in samples of canal, tube well and sewage water used for irrigating vegetables are presented in Table 7, which indicated significant differences in heavy metals contents as affected by different sources of irrigation (sewage, canal and tube well water).
The Irrigation Master Plan, which is expected to be implemented next year, will reduce the consumption of fresh water, especially desalinated water and groundwater, in irrigating green spaces and landscaped areas.
Clearly, the possibility of hazardous ice formation on sidewalks and driveways, as the result of irrigating in freezing weather, should be avoided.
Also unique, the irrigating tube and bipolar cord are extruded in one piece from a single die, not glued together.
The irrigating tube and bipolar cord are extruded in one piece from a single die and not simply glued together, increasing integrity.
Atmometer evaporation was measured the evening (1700 h) prior to irrigating.
Though local potato growers have begun irrigating their fields with costly overhead sprinklers, farmers slake the thirst of most area crops with inexpensive irrigation furrows--drit ditches that run along each planted row.
A researcher in Arizona has hiked cotton yields 25 percent by irrigating four times in July rather than two times as is the current practice.
Mohammad Amin Wakili, head of irrigation department, told Pajhwok Afghan News Pozlich was the longest canal in Ghor irrigating thousands of acres of crops.
LANCASTER - By summer, as much as 500,000 gallons of water a day that has gone down Lancaster's drains and toilets could be irrigating ballfields and other city landscaping.