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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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Spray irrigation of wastewater to pastures commenced in 1995 and the site had been irrigated only twice before soil samples were collected.
Farmland close to the main channel that was irrigated with sewage for many years showed a higher level of contamination.
For each of the three irrigation events, two checks were selected at random from the set being irrigated (not the same checks at each irrigation event).
According to him, the reduction of irrigated land and its productivity is caused by their high degradation and low levels of investment in the construction and rehabilitation of irrigation and drainage systems.
Irrigated cash rents averaged $199 per acre across the region, and ranged from an average $135 per acre in Alabama to $328 per acre in Florida.
The large amount of acreage under irrigation makes Grant County the largest irrigated county in Washington based on acreage and it has been ranked in top 2 in the state for value of agriculture production for the past several years.
Improving the productivity of irrigated agriculture is expected to be the foundation for securing affordable food for the population of Asia-Pacific.
The farm is irrigated by the Kalri Baghar Canal also known as 'Karachi Canal1 that off takes from the Kotri Barrage.
Head of the Plant Production Department at Hasaka Province Azzawi al-Azzawi said the amount of the irrigated wheat area reached about 251263 hectares out of the planned area of 305843 hectares with 83 percent, while the rainfed wheat area estimated at 358380 hectares of 396908 hectares with 91 percent.
State-of-the-Art Irrigated Ablation Catheter Offers a Unique Design and Industry Leading Cooling Efficiency
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.
Summary: ALGIERS- Irrigated farmlands will rise from 915,000 hectares (ha) nowadays to 1.