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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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"It's impossible to catch up if we just rely on the conventional way of irrigating," the agriculture czar said.
This required direct communication with the owners to identify taps used for irrigating their gardens and lawns.
Heavy metals contents in samples of canal, tube well and sewage water used for irrigating vegetables are presented in Table 7, which indicated significant differences in heavy metals contents as affected by different sources of irrigation (sewage, canal and tube well water).
Apart from irrigating 18 lakh acres of land, it will supply 30 tmc ft of water to Hyderabad for drinking purpose, another ten tmc ft of water for the villages en route, and 16 tmc ft for the industrial needs.
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.
The Dubai Municipality has already started irrigating 35 such roundabouts using a solar pumping system.
Summary: A master plan aimed to make use of solely treated waste water in irrigating plants in Abu Dhabi city is being drawn up.
Irrigating a farm can double the amount of food it produces.
This is because they are flexible for irrigating small portions of land and has high irrigation efficiency (POSTEL, 2001).
Also unique, the irrigating tube and bipolar cord are extruded in one piece from a single die, not glued together.
The irrigating tube and bipolar cord are extruded in one piece from a single die and not simply glued together, increasing integrity.