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The Problems of Irrigation

Carter, David L. (1973) The Problems of Irrigation. pp. 47-50. In: Proc. Int. Water Qual. Symp. Water Pollution and Disease. USA-DC-Washington, 1972/04/18-19.

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Water is the "life blood" of the
land. Without it, the land will not produce
food and fiber for man and animals.
The land receives abundant
water through precipitation in many
areas of the world, and the land produces.
Other areas are barren because
the land receives essentially no water.
Still other areas produce a sparse vegetation
because of inadequate water.

Irrigation is the practice of transferring
water from areas of plenty to
areas of need to snake larger areas of
land produce food and fiber. In the
Western U.S. snow accumulates in the
high mountains on rocky peaks where
there is no soil. It also accumulates on
timbered slopes and on mountain meadows
in amounts excessive to need.
During the spring and summer this
snow melts, continually feeding
streams and rivers that transfer the
water towards the ocean. En route the
water passes through areas where the
land needs water to produce. Man
diverts part of this water to the land —
the process of irrigation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
NWISRL Publication Number: 0244
Subjects: Mass Import - unclassified
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:55
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2017 19:53
Item ID: 859