One regrets that these canals should be so little used for navigation purposes, or as sources of mechanical power; but there is some difficulty in combining navigation with irrigation works.
Otherwise the irrigation system might be extended over great stretches of rich, volcanic soil, now unoccupied.
Just above them the first irrigation canals branch off from the rivers, and between them the rivers approach within thirty-five miles of each other.
Some basins and several chunks of yellow laundry soap were on a bench beside an irrigation ditch that ran along the fence just inside the gate.
Well, if we're not put on to the lake section, we'll try the irrigation scheme.
The forests include 1266 irrigation projects and 325 water-power plants, in addition to many other power and irrigation companies which depend on the Government timberlands for water conservation and the regulation of rain water run-off and stream flow.
My real interest has always been in irrigation farming.
A similar irrigation scheme is bringing into cultivation the Makischelin Valley, near Aleppo, and Herr Wied has been appointed as expert for irrigation plant in Syria.
In fact, if the new Western irrigation company would take me on, I think I'd quit.
" Harnessed in the irrigation channels, the Tigris and Euphrates had become as mighty forces of production as the Nile and the Ganges, the Yangtse and the Hoang-Ho.
One method adopted in Algeria, which has the advantage of permitting the sediment to be utilized together with the irrigation, this sediment being very fertilizing, is to pump air down through hose extending to the bottom of the reservoir, the pumps being actuated by steam power or turbine, and the sediment thus stirred up and run off with the water through the irrigation pipes.
The government has solved successfully several of the irrigation problems now under investigation by the Agricultural Department and the Geological Survey of the United States.
"The storage of water by reservoirs for irrigation purposes has thus far been one of the untried problems in Arizona.
I don't care how big your reservoir is, your irrigation reservoir, if there isn't a stream going into it, it is going to be empty sometime.
The irrigation streams ran together into a main channel down the centre of the valley, and this was enclosed on either side by a wall breast high.
In this bureau are made topographical surveys and irrigation surveys of arid regions of the United States.
The village struggles out toward the irrigation tank and the white road, banyan-shaded, whose dusty length ties its life loosely to that of the town thirty miles off to the eastward.
The amount of the supply of water required, and the purposes to which it is to be applied, whether for household, manufacturing, or irrigation uses, are among the first considerations affecting the choice of the site of the reservoir, and is governed by the amount of rainfall available, after deducting for evaporation and absorption, and the nature of the surface soil and vegetation.
Farmers would suffer on account of the lack of irrigation water.
"But suppose the irrigation people turn our application down?" "Then I'll lie off for a time.
Not far from the foot-hills floated a patch of foliage, checkered by the roofs of the houses of an irrigation colony, hanging kitelike at the end of the silver thread of a river whose waters had set gardens abloom in sterile expanses.
The objection would be, though, that he'd have to make terms in advance with hog-financiers, who'd work through the Foreign Office to tie up all the oil and mine and irrigation concessions.
'I went there two years ago and got a job in the irrigation department.
Very generally, the States have created agricultural experiment stations and model farms, drainage districts in the South, a levee system on the Mississippi River, and irrigation districts in the West; artesian wells in Texas, and in several States, State dairy bureaus.
Irrigation enterprises [a] [a] 360 3. Agricultural equipment (livestock, tools, etc.) 3,822 4,919 7,706 4.