Drainage, A Vital Need in Irrigated Humid Areas

by Albert L. King,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 3, Pg. 472-491

Document Type: Journal Paper


Even in humid areas, all sections experience droughts, and supplemental irrigation may be used to advantage, if economically feasible and if water supply is available; irrigation, without adequate drainage, may be detriment rather than aid; tables summarize data obtained from evaporation stations throughout United States; need for supplemental irrigation and drainage is discussed.

Subject Headings: Irrigation | Drainage | Humidity | Droughts | Economic factors | Water table | Hydrologic data | Evaporation | United States

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