Origin of irrigation
Examples from the Web for irrigation
Each year their fields need at least 53 billion cubic meters of water for irrigation.
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.
Egypt's future irrigation and industrial needs require a major increase in the northward flow of the Nile River.Open Memorandum: Elements of a Possible Peace Deal in Sudan|George Clooney, John Prendergast|November 6, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Later: a tall, silo-like cement building, apparently used for irrigation.
I'd rather settle on the water; at least, until some gigantic system of irrigation is perfected in the West.While the Billy Boils|Henry Lawson
Flat land, with a gentle slope, is best suited for irrigation.
Here is a fine creek for mills and irrigation, good land for cultivation, fine pasturage, timber and stone for building.How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon|Oliver W. Nixon
It is the oldest form of irrigation; the hieroglyphics show that it was in use in Egypt five thousand years ago.The Ship Dwellers|Albert Bigelow Paine
Not even the fertility of the irrigation waters will maintain the land in the face of poor agricultural practice.The Country-Life Movement in the United States|L.H. Bailey
Word Origin and History for irrigation
"a supplying of water to land," 1610s, from Latin irrigationem (nominative irrigatio) "a watering," noun of action from past participle stem of irrigare (see irrigate).
Culture definitions for irrigation
Artificial provision of water to sustain growing plants.