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noun as in watering

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They store winter snow and rain and release moisture slowly to rivers for downstream irrigation and municipal supplies during the state’s dry summers.

Some farms employ dozens of whipping water sprinklers that toss irrigation into the air before hitting the soil in 108-degree heat.

In a region with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons, access to water can also be an issue, but to get around this, Ouko tops off his pond with water from his irrigation dam when the need arises.

From Ozy

A Ceres image of one customer’s fields highlights parts of an orchard in yellow where irrigation equipment may have clogged or broken down, Madgavkar explains.

From Fortune

Much of the Ogallala Aquifer — which supplies nearly a third of the nation’s irrigation groundwater — could be gone by the end of the century.

Each year their fields need at least 53 billion cubic meters of water for irrigation.

The giant irrigation projects began in the 1960s in the dry lands of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

The air mixed with fertilizers and pesticides that for decades were washed from the fields into the sea by irrigation water.

It thus falls to IS to provide drinking water and irrigation to massive areas of farmland.

This process can be mechanically assisted by deep belly massages and, yes, colonic irrigation.

Water itself is of course essential to the growth of every plant, but the benefits of Irrigation reach far beyond this.

One company also has irrigation works, and ready-made farms for settlers in the prairie provinces.

Shallow in most places, it was full of hidden wire and crisscrossed with irrigation ditches.

The interior plateau may be described as arid, so that irrigation is required if crops are to be raised.

Irrigation is necessary for successful agriculture, and there are few spots where water flows.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to irrigation, such as: flooding, inundation, soaking, null, and sprinkling.

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