Korean farmers irrigating a rice field in 1960 using an old fashioned man-powered water wheel pump. The location is in or near what is now called Iksan City - the name was changed from Iri to Iksan about 20 years ago according to a Korean friend. Other modern names for Iksan are Ekizan and Ekisan. The city of Jeonju (aka Cheonju, Chonju) is about 20-30 kilometers east-southeast of Iksan - both cities are in the Jeollabuk-do province (aka Chollabuk-do) of southwestern South Korea. Image So...

Korean farmers irrigating a rice field in 1960 using an old fashioned man-powered water wheel pump. The location is in or near what is now called Iksan City - the name was changed from Iri to Iksan about 20 years ago according to a Korean friend. Other modern names for Iksan are Ekizan and Ekisan. The city of Jeonju (aka Cheonju, Chonju) is about 20-30 kilometers east-southeast of Iksan - both cities are in the Jeollabuk-do province (aka Chollabuk-do) of southwestern South Korea. Image So...

Water wisdom saves irrigation dollars Style and practicality determined the design of this water-conserving garden in Clovis, California. For owner Claudia Kus, the distinctively Southwestern house style suggested a less thirsty garden to match. But the real issues ― a costly water supply, serious soil problems, and the hot, dry summers of the San Joaquin Valley ― were the clinchers. As in many areas of the West, water is precious ― a limited commodity. Kus needed to manage carefully the…

Water wisdom saves irrigation dollars Style and practicality determined the design of this water-conserving garden in Clovis, California. For owner Claudia Kus, the distinctively Southwestern house style suggested a less thirsty garden to match. But the real issues ― a costly water supply, serious soil problems, and the hot, dry summers of the San Joaquin Valley ― were the clinchers. As in many areas of the West, water is precious ― a limited commodity. Kus needed to manage carefully the…

Originating in the Altay Mountains of southwestern Siberia and emptying into the Arctic Ocean, the Ob River, and its major tributary, the Irtysh, stretch for 3,364 miles, making it the seventh longest river in the world. The Ob is used mostly for irrigation, drinking water, hydroelectric energy, and fishing; and for years, the Ob was the only road in or out of a vast region of Siberian wilderness,

World's 10 Longest Rivers (PHOTOS

Originating in the Altay Mountains of southwestern Siberia and emptying into the Arctic Ocean, the Ob River, and its major tributary, the Irtysh, stretch for 3,364 miles, making it the seventh longest river in the world. The Ob is used mostly for irrigation, drinking water, hydroelectric energy, and fishing; and for years, the Ob was the only road in or out of a vast region of Siberian wilderness,

Forty years of heavy irrigation by rice and cotton farmers have taken their toll on the once-mighty Aral Sea in southwestern Kazakhstan, reducing it from one to three separate bodies of water. Over the past several decades, fish disappeared, salinity increased and large quantities of pesticides were released into the atmosphere.

Forty years of heavy irrigation by rice and cotton farmers have taken their toll on the once-mighty Aral Sea in southwestern Kazakhstan, reducing it from one to three separate bodies of water. Over the past several decades, fish disappeared, salinity increased and large quantities of pesticides were released into the atmosphere.

This picture features a Reclamation construction crew working on the Boise Project in 1914. The Boise Project furnishes a full irrigation water supply to about 224,000 acres and a supplemental supply to some 173,000 acres in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon. For more information, on the Boise Project, visit http://on.doi.gov/1baI7Gl

This picture features a Reclamation construction crew working on the Boise Project in 1914. The Boise Project furnishes a full irrigation water supply to about 224,000 acres and a supplemental supply to some 173,000 acres in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon. For more information, on the Boise Project, visit http://on.doi.gov/1baI7Gl

#China: A local boy guiding home his farm cattle.  The southwestern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is plagued by droughts. To enable sustainable livelihoods in the area UNDP has improved communities access to drinking water and introduced a more efficient irrigation system.  By 2030 the #GlobalGoals for Sustainable Development agreed by countries at the #UnitedNations last year aim to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.  Regram @UNDP #China…

#China: A local boy guiding home his farm cattle. The southwestern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is plagued by droughts. To enable sustainable livelihoods in the area UNDP has improved communities access to drinking water and introduced a more efficient irrigation system. By 2030 the #GlobalGoals for Sustainable Development agreed by countries at the #UnitedNations last year aim to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all. Regram @UNDP #China…

COLORADO RIVER  Known for its dramatic canyons and whitewater rapids, the Colorado is a vital source of water for agricultural and urban areas in the southwestern desert lands of North America. The river and its tributaries are controlled by an extensive system of dams, reservoirs and aqueducts, which furnish water for irrigation and municipal supplies of almost 40 million people both inside and outside the watershed.

COLORADO RIVER Known for its dramatic canyons and whitewater rapids, the Colorado is a vital source of water for agricultural and urban areas in the southwestern desert lands of North America. The river and its tributaries are controlled by an extensive system of dams, reservoirs and aqueducts, which furnish water for irrigation and municipal supplies of almost 40 million people both inside and outside the watershed.

Cajun Country Is Rice Country This Louisiana Grown Staple Is a Bean's Best Friend Louisiana’s early French explorers first introduced rice cultivation into Louisiana in 1718. The great development of the state's rice industry came as the result of the opening up of the broad, flat prairie region in the southwestern (Cajun) part of the state where rice thrives in the water-logged, silt-rich soil, and the development of a system of irrigation that made the use of harvesting machinery similar…

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Cajun Country Is Rice Country This Louisiana Grown Staple Is a Bean's Best Friend Louisiana’s early French explorers first introduced rice cultivation into Louisiana in 1718. The great development of the state's rice industry came as the result of the opening up of the broad, flat prairie region in the southwestern (Cajun) part of the state where rice thrives in the water-logged, silt-rich soil, and the development of a system of irrigation that made the use of harvesting machinery similar…

Korean farmers irrigating a rice field in 1960 using an old fashioned man-powered water wheel pump. The location is in or near what is now called Iksan City - the name was changed from Iri to Iksan about 20 years ago according to a Korean friend. Other modern names for Iksan are Ekizan and Ekisan. The city of Jeonju (aka Cheonju, Chonju) is about 20-30 kilometers east-southeast of Iksan - both cities are in the Jeollabuk-do province (aka Chollabuk-do) of southwestern South Korea. Bill…

Korean farmers irrigating a rice field in 1960 using an old fashioned man-powered water wheel pump. The location is in or near what is now called Iksan City - the name was changed from Iri to Iksan about 20 years ago according to a Korean friend. Other modern names for Iksan are Ekizan and Ekisan. The city of Jeonju (aka Cheonju, Chonju) is about 20-30 kilometers east-southeast of Iksan - both cities are in the Jeollabuk-do province (aka Chollabuk-do) of southwestern South Korea. Bill…

Camellia Beans: Dirty Rice or Rice Dressing

Dirty Rice or Rice Dressing

Camellia Beans: Dirty Rice or Rice Dressing

Botanical name: Cordia boissieri Common name: Texas wild olive, anacahuita, Mexican olive  Origin: Native to the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas and northeast Mexico Where it will grow: Hardy to 20 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zone 9; find your zone) Water requirement: Drought tolerant once established; flowering is enhanced with regular irrigation Light requirement: Full or reflected sun Mature size: 10 to 25 feet tall and wide

Botanical name: Cordia boissieri Common name: Texas wild olive, anacahuita, Mexican olive Origin: Native to the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas and northeast Mexico Where it will grow: Hardy to 20 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zone 9; find your zone) Water requirement: Drought tolerant once established; flowering is enhanced with regular irrigation Light requirement: Full or reflected sun Mature size: 10 to 25 feet tall and wide

A watering pumpkin pot. Fill the pot with water and it gently seeps into the soil to be absorbed by the roots of surrounding perennials or vegetables.

A watering pumpkin pot. Fill the pot with water and it gently seeps into the soil to be absorbed by the roots of surrounding perennials or vegetables.

Sonoran Garden's Irrigation Installation and Irrigation Repair in Tucson, Arizona

Sonoran Garden's Irrigation Installation and Irrigation Repair in Tucson, Arizona

Lake Lowell, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge in Canyon County, ID.  A completely manmade lake intended as reserves of water for farmers/irrigation.  Roosevelt turned it into a National Wildlife Refuge.  Portions of the lake are a safe-haven for wildlife.  It is also somewhat a "secret" recreational spot for boating sports, fishing, and family gatherings along the lake -- especially at its park.

Lake Lowell, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge in Canyon County, ID. A completely manmade lake intended as reserves of water for farmers/irrigation. Roosevelt turned it into a National Wildlife Refuge. Portions of the lake are a safe-haven for wildlife. It is also somewhat a "secret" recreational spot for boating sports, fishing, and family gatherings along the lake -- especially at its park.

Darlingtonia Californica. (Cobra lily) is a carnivorous plant Native to south Oregon To North California. I have it growing outside in southwestern Ontario Canada, on a drip irrigation system to mimic there natural environment, they usually have water flowing over there roots.

Darlingtonia Californica. (Cobra lily) is a carnivorous plant Native to south Oregon To North California. I have it growing outside in southwestern Ontario Canada, on a drip irrigation system to mimic there natural environment, they usually have water flowing over there roots.

Proper watering method using ollas

Proper watering method using ollas

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