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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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)
They also have encouraged the return of the beaver and wetland creation on a much wider scale, taking land out of production and removing land drainage so that land can accept more water, the sponge effect.
His early engineering career, working on the railways, gave him experience of land drainage and reclamation works and in 1842 he set up his own consulting practice.
Many lakes were dependent on rainwater and land drainage to maintain water levels.
The Worcestershire Land Drainage Partnership, made up by Worcestershire County Council, the Environment Agency, National Farmers' Union and district councils, aims to find new and improved ways of repairing flood hit areas of the county.
He covers the relationship between water and agricultural production in the Venetian terra firma in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, irrigation and land drainage and its impact on the Venetian Republic, the study of hydraulics from the fifteenth century to the second scientific revolution, Venice and Holland as amphibious states, and the relationship of land reclamation and water to technology transfer from Holland to Germany, France and England.
Gregory, a historian and conservation advocate of windmills, compiles a list of 262 windmills that were used during the 18th and 19th centuries neither to mill grain nor to pump water for land drainage, but by merchants and manufacturers for the extraction and processing of raw materials, the manufacture of commodities, the transport of such items, and other industrial.
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Since 1970, the population has crashed by 70 per cent, while blackbirds have suffered a 26 per cent decline in the same period because land drainage has deprived them of worms.
New legal mechanisms for land drainage in the early 20th century and an extraordinary cotton boom in the 1920s resulted in the nearly complete transformation of bootheel lands from about 70 percent "unusable" in 1907 to only 3 percent by 1930.

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