Irrigation and Drainage Problems in Uruguay

by J.E. Christiansen,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 2, Pg. 1-8

Document Type: Journal Paper


Uruguay irrigates about 65,000 acres, mostly rice and sugar cane; study showed that irrigation can be increased by storage in small reservoirs on tributary streams by means of low earth dams; some areas will require flood control and drainage before intensive agriculture can be practiced.

Subject Headings: Irrigation | Drainage | Developing countries | Crops | Water storage | Reservoirs | Rivers and streams | Earthfill dams | Uruguay | South America

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