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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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If the canal is constructed, then we can irrigate our lands.
It is part of the 10 priority agenda which aims to increase rice production by providing the water needed by farmers to irrigate their farms and enable them to plant and harvest at least twice a year.
Besides this 30 kilometers long pressure pipelines will also be laid to irrigate the barren areas.
Tank Zam Dam will have a gross water storage capacity of 0.345 MAF to irrigate 55,500 acres of land.
A spokesman for the Punjab Agriculture Department said Sunday that growers must irrigate the date orchids with an interval of 7 to 8 days, keeping in view weather conditions.
This facility now irrigates 40 hectares of previously rain-fed rice farms, Pinol said.
Legal procedures will be initiated against farm owners for violating Agriculture Law No 2006/48, which prohibits farmers from using treated wastewater to irrigate agricultural lands without obtaining approval of the Directorate General of Agricultural Development.
Kachhi canal takes off from Taunsa Barrage from The Indus River with peak discharge of 6,000 cusecs and will ultimately irrigate an area of 713,000 acres.Under Phase-I of the project, 72,000 acres would be irrigated.
Center pivots currently irrigate more than 10 million hectares (25 million acres) in the U.S.
The irrigation interval, i.e., the number of days between two consecutive irrigation events, can influence the total water use at a given site but it varies depending upon when homeowners decide to irrigate. Their decision to irrigate is often dictated by their convenience and the prevailing weather conditions.
Summary: Project envisages drawing water from Pranahita barrage to irrigate 2.5 lakh acres of land in Adilabad district
Using urban sewage that has been primarily treated to irrigate farmland is an effective method to address the water shortage problem in agriculture, improve soil fertility, and dispose of municipal wastewater (Wang & Zhou, 2004; Zhu, 2001).