Methods of Irrigation and its subsystems

METHODS OF IRRIGATION Methods of Irrigation and its subsystems Any irrigation system or Methods of Irrigation and its subsystems would consist of the following four subsystems : (i) The water supply subsystem which may include diversion from rivers or surface ponds or pumped flow of ground water. (ii) The water delivery subsystem which will include canals, branches, and hydraulic structures on these. (iii) The water use subsystems, which can be one of the four main types, namely, (a) surface irrigation, (b) subsurface irrigation, (c) sprinkler irrigation, and (d) trickle irrigation. (iv) The water removal system i.e., the drainage system. In this section, the water use subsystems have been described. Water Use Subsystems Irrigation water can be applied to croplands using one of the following irrigation methods : (i) Surface irrigation which includes the following: (a) Uncontrolled (or wild or free) flooding method, (b) Border strip method, (c) Check method, (d) Basin…

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