Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1938

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Civil Engineering

Abstract

Flood-irrigation is primarily a system of irrigation which utilizes a part or all of the surface run-off is diverted from contributing watersheds and distributed over the fields by dikes or ditches. Diversion is accomplished through the use of a dam or of dikes if the volume of water diverted is not too great. There are thousands upon thousands of fertile acres throughout the arid and semi-arid regions of the Great Plains which could be materially benefited if bolstered by a little additional rainfall. It is not possible to increase the normal precipitation over the area , but it is possible, through proper land use and farming methods, to conserve a large part of the moisture that falls and, with irrigation, to furnish additional water.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Irrigation

Description

Includes bibliographical references

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

71

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

No Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Only
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