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Master of Science (MS)
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.
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South Dakota State University
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Jepson, Hans G., "Design Considerations in Food Irrigation" (1938). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1956.