land drainage


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land drainage

[′land ‚drān·ij]
(civil engineering)
The removal of water from land to improve the soil as a medium for plant growth and a surface for land management operations.
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By allowing minimal grass mowing in these areas we hope to able to better balance the ecological benefits of having longer vegetation with community expectations for tidy-looking river banks, says Council Land Drainage Manager Keith Davison.
Lionel Hehir, chairman of the Friends group, said: "We have been working with North Tyneside Council for over three years to improve the park's land drainage and footpaths.
Land drainage matters were discussed with some residents from the Tremadog area, and it was explained that land drainage was not the responsibility of the council and that it was rather the responsibility of riparian owners (owners of land or property next to rivers, streams or ditches) to maintain all watercourses within their boundary.
Flooding risk originated from a combination of pipework condition, foul sewer incapacity, inadequate highway drainage, land drainage problems and topography.
It protects internationally important wildlife in Wales' marine environment, and clarifies the law in relation to shell fisheries management, marine licensing, and for other environmental regulatory regimes including flood risk management and land drainage.
According to Caerphilly Council's budget report, planned service cuts this year include: 1)Reductions in street lighting, creating more dangerous roads: 2)20% reduction in resurfacing, ie dangerous potholes left unrepaired; 3) 12% reduction in footway resurfacing, ie increasingly hazardous pavements; 4) 15%reduction in planned and reactive land drainage maintenance, in an area prone to regular flooding.
Some of our interventions to tackle the water challenges include agricultural land drainage, biosaline agriculture and rain harvesting," added Abu Zeid.
FARMERS fear prime food-producing land will be lost under plans to change the way land drainage is managed.
Handicap while Tribes And Banner has similar prospects in the competitive-looking Gerry Igoe Land Drainage Handicap Hurdle, if he copes with the soft ground.
One member of that group, Redera, also turns up on this evening's card when seeking a hat-trick under top weight in the Gerry Igoe Land Drainage Handicap Hurdle.
Abstract: This article is based on comparisons between the results obtained with two different software for land drainage design (DrenVSubIr--from Romania and Espadren--from Costa Rica) in computing the head losses (horizontal vertical radial and at entrance in drain) for some areas characterized by humidity excess from south-western Romania (Caras-Severin county)
Around 1430, the hollow post-mill was invented by the Dutch, who soon realised its potential for land drainage.

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