Egypt's future irrigation and industrial needs require a major increase in the northward flow of the Nile River.
Each year their fields need at least 53 billion cubic meters of water for irrigation.
It thus falls to IS to provide drinking water and irrigation to massive areas of farmland.
The air mixed with fertilizers and pesticides that for decades were washed from the fields into the sea by irrigation water.
Later: a tall, silo-like cement building, apparently used for irrigation.
The beauty of irrigation on the Columbia is that it can be made to pump itself.
"Go to my irrigation engineer, Mr. Ames," replied Jim shortly.
It is considered that with facilities for irrigation Andalusia could produce 150,000 bales annually.
This is the only irrigation in the mountains, and is much valued.
He joined the reporter and they walked out to the field beyond the irrigation ditch.
Artificial provision of water to sustain growing plants.
Note: Irrigation accounts for the greatest part of water usage in the western United States.
As streams were few in Palestine, water was generally stored up in winter in reservoirs, and distributed through gardens in numerous rills, which could easily be turned or diverted by the foot (Deut. 11:10). For purposes of irrigation, water was raised from streams or pools by water-wheels, or by a shaduf, commonly used on the banks of the Nile to the present day.