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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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However, Dar noted that before any construction of additional irrigation systems, a year-round water supply must be ensured to maximize the returns of the project.
The recommended watering duration using the drip irrigation system for her area is two hours, three times per week, but it depends on the weather conditions.Drip is the commonly used irrigation system in Kenya, with the others being overhead and surface irrigation.
Abed Rabbo Al -- Rouhani ,the project contributes to the enhancement of food security and the adoption and adoption by 600 families of good practices for the production of vegetables and legumes with modern irrigation systems, including 30% of women as direct recipients.
Barbara River irrigation system in Iloilo City will irrigate 2,289 hectares of agricultural land.
They highlighted that under the drip irrigation system, water is supplied to the roots of the plants in the form of well calculated drops which are enough to fulfill its needs for optimum growth.
However, we are not able to benefit in full from our investments in these irrigation systems. The actual cropping intensity in the irrigated areas is only 1.57 i.e.
"The pivot irrigation system prevents soil salinization, provides optimal moisture during the growing season, which increases the yield several times."
Keeping in view serious scarcity of irrigation water in the country, the provincial agriculture department is going to introduce high efficiency irrigation system which will save 60 percent water, disclosed Naveed Asmat Kahloon, South Punjab spokesman of the department.
One of the measures is to ensure access to irrigation systems in the worst-hit regions," said Virve Empari, a representative of the EU in Macedonia.
Ayesha Saeed said on Tuesday that agriculture department was introducing modern irrigation technologies and drip irrigation system was not only saving water and fertilizers but also improving per acre production of crops.