Forestry & Irrigation Volume 9

Forestry & Irrigation Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... in the bottom of the ravine under the dam, with the earth carefully puddled and packed around it on all sides to prevent percolation along the pipe. It would be still better to lay the pipe wholly or partly in a bed of concrete, as this can be tightly bonded with the earth. The pipe, of course, would be provided with suitable valves _for opening or closing the outlet. In regard to the flow which the Pumping Water for Irrigation. Mr. A. B. Fowler, of Guernsey, Wyon1ing, writes that he has a pumping plant belonging to Mr. E. F. Hurdle and himself, consisting of a second-hand 70horse power boiler and 50-horse power engine, costing $1,500 in place. The running expenses amount to $5 per day for labor and fuel. By means of it 7 cubic feet of water per second are raised to a height of 2o feet. This amount of water irrigates one acre per hour of crops planted in rows, and one-half an acre per hour when used in flooding. The pump is estimated to furnish suflicient water for 500 acres in diversified crops, but up to-the present the engine has not been operated for more than onethird of the time in any season, as yet only about 2oo acres of land being under cultivation. This device has been an unqualified success, and would be in any other similar locality where an abundance of water can be had. For such a plant to be profitable it is necessary-to have a good market for the crops raised, or plenty of live stock to feed. It is probable, however, that water is obtained in this way as cheaply as can be had through ditches. Amount of Water Required to Irrigate an Acre. A cubic foot per second flowing through an irrigation season of one hundred days will deliver about 2oo acrefeet, or will cover I00 acres 2 feet in depth. In most localities this is more

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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654241X
  • 9781236542410