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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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Tulliver was in his principle that water was water, and in the direct inference that Pivart had not a leg to stand on in this affair of irrigation, he had an uncomfortable suspicion that Wakem had more law to show against this (rationally) irrefragable inference than Gore could show for it.
Why, sir, two years after I had taken these momentous trifles in hand, and had carried the matter through to the end, every poor family in the Commune had two cows at least, which they pastured on the mountain side, where (without waiting this time for an authorization from the Council of State) I had established a system of irrigation by means of cross trenches, like those in Switzerland, Auvergne, and Limousin.
A five-inch stream of sparkling water splashed into the shallow main ditch of his irrigation system and flowed away across the orchard through many laterals.
Ago told me that many generations before his time the forest was irrigated by changing the course of the streams which carried the spring water to the city but that when the trees had sent their roots down to the natural moisture of the soil and required no further irrigation, the course of the stream was changed and other trees were planted.
51} Irrigation as here described is common in gardens near Trapani.
Instead, they use partial irrigations timed to critical growth stages.
Five irrigations were made after furrow treatments were applied, beginning on July 13, 1999 (Table 1), and all were monitored.
2008) stated that inter-nodal length decreased significantly when moisture supply deceased from 15 irrigations to 10 or 5 irrigations through-out the growing period.
An explanation for rows 1, 2, and 5 having the highest frequencies of irrigation (27, 16, and 15 irrigations events, respectively) is that the plants were in the fruiting and flowering stages.
c]), the volume of leachate from individual irrigations was small.
Protein content and its uptake by grains were also significantly maximum in 6 t/ha mulching + two irrigations than treatments where irrigation was not applied either with or without mulching.
The last two deficit irrigation treatments had also 25% and 50% less water accordingly than the treatment of FULL, however throughout the season water was applied only one side of the roots and the other halves were left relatively dry in each irrigation in fixed irrigations (FPRD25 and FPRD50).