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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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One of them -- Mohammad Omer Khan s/o Khan Zaman Khan who died in 1825 -- floated the idea to construct a canal to irrigate baron lands of the area.
To mitigate these effects, growers often start their center pivots at inconvenient times so that the system does not irrigate the same area of the field at the same time of day.
In Bab Al Shams and Al Maha Desert Resort, the system is being used on a much larger scale to circulate lake water and irrigate about 10,000 trees and shrubs.
A number of irrigation methods such as basin, flood, ring, furrow, sprinkler and drip are used to irrigate mango orchards in Pakistan and elsewhere.
Currently, according to the institute 38,000 hectares of land are regularly irrigated, and there is a need to irrigate in a regular manner 400,000 hectares that is ten times more than what has been irrigated.
In the early 1950s, working out of his blacksmith shop in Lindsay, NE, he developed a series of innovative irrigation products allowing farmers to irrigate tall corn with less labor.
An alternate way to irrigate wounds is with tap water.
Deep irrigate them when the top 2 to 3 inches of soil are almost dry.
76 CM/s of the Yarmouk River water diverted through the East Ghor canal, were to be used to irrigate 300,000 dunums of land east of the Jordan River.
We've used the gift of fresh water to irrigate our fields, producing a windfall harvest on thousands of acres of land where it would never been possible on rainwater alone.
Sometimes it makes sense to irrigate cropland, such as low-lying California valleys with long growing seasons that can supply high-value winter fruits and vegetables.