irrigation irrigation  /ˌɪ rə ˈɡeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc
  2. (n) (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution


  1. Improper irrigation techniques can result in the evaporation of too much water from fields, leaving behind salts that build up in the soil and ultimately leave the land infertile.
  2. Today drip irrigation waters at least 16,000 sq km of crops in two dozen nations--still less than 1% of all irrigated land.
  3. The slanted pools melt into irrigation channels over the next six weeks, watering crops for villages of roughly 500 families and, as a bonus, recharging the valley's natural springs.


  1. Klamath Basin irrigation shutoffs coming this week

    GRANTS PASS, Ore.—Oregon state water officials figure they won t start shutting off irrigation in the drought-stricken upper Klamath Basin until later this week.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Milpitas Post

  2. Irrigation districts concerned about refuge expansion

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will determine whether a plan to nearly triple the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge near Vernalis needs more environmental review after local irrigation districts expressed concern about the impact on farming.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Patterson Irrigator

  3. Modesto Irrigation District agrees to water sale to Turlock farmers

    The Turlock Irrigation District got the OK on Tuesday to buy water this year from the Modesto Irrigation District, its neighbor across the Tuolumne River.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Modesto Bee

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  1. "The impact that this is going to have on industry, on the horticultural industry and crops like grapes and stone fruits and other primary industries that rely on irrigation including the dairy industry, is very critical indeed," Howard said.
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: John Howard Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "They made a few adjustments to the tees and they did 100 percent irrigation last night so the greens, which they also did not cut, were softer and there was not as much release on the fairways. I believe, if you are going to be fair, you need to be...
    on Dec 14, 2007 By: Greg Norman Source: Reuters UK

  3. "In almost half of Spain, the irrigation technique used is flooding, which uses up to three or four times more than the water that is necessary," Environment Minister Cristina Narbona said recently.
    on Aug 2, 2007 By: Cristina Narbona Source: Forbes

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