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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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Three decades of war and neglect have left the dam and its network of canals irrigating fields across the province, in ruins.
In the near term, the recycled water would be used for irrigating the baseball complex the city is developing at the former Antelope Valley Fairgrounds and for watering a cemetery and school fields, as well as for controlling dust at the Lancaster Landfill.
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.
Thus, with almost no extra water, cotton growers have the potential to produce about a half bale [250 pounds] more per acre merely by irrigating more often," says John W.
During endoscopic procedures, irrigating fluids are used for removing blood and pieces of resected tissue from the operation field.
He said these dams will not only help in irrigating the baron lands but also would provide clean drinking water to people.
Well, there are no more excuses for irrigating when it rains.
Also unique, the irrigating tube and bipolar cord are extruded in one piece from a single die, not glued together.
Mohammad Amin Wakili, head of irrigation department, told Pajhwok Afghan News Pozlich was the longest canal in Ghor irrigating thousands of acres of crops.
Sarda dam is capable of irrigating 78,000 acres of land, but currently it irrigates only 700 acres due to security problems in the area, he explained.