Definition of irrigation
1 : the therapeutic flushing of a body part with a stream of liquid
2 : the watering of land by artificial means to foster plant growth
Recent Examples of irrigation from the Web
Dams have also caused an increase in schistosomiasis in many countries, because snails live in the reservoirs and irrigation channels.
Another big ticket item on Tuesday's agenda is for $488,660 for water storage tanks to be used for irrigation at the sports complex at Cedar Lane in Creswell.
After a six-year drought that made agricultural irrigation a political hot potato, Northern California experienced nearly double the normal rainfall this year, beating the old mark set in 1983.
That allows customers to better gauge how much water is devoted to drinking, showers, washing clothes, irrigation of landscaping and possible leaks.
Insufficient irrigation can compromise both this year’s and next year’s crop.
The Draa River long served as another source of water until the Mansour Eddahbi dam was built upstream near the city of Ouarzazate in the 1970s to provide hydroelectric power and irrigation, and to control floods.
If your irrigation system is an overhead one, that makes this suggestion difficult.
The green-up phase includes the basics of any city park: grass, irrigation system, parking areas, trees and pathways.
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First Known Use of irrigation
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Definition of irrigation for Students
: an act or process of supplying with water or cleaning with a flow of liquid
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