American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. That can be irrigated: irrigable desert.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being irrigated; that may be made productive by irrigation.
- adj. Able to be irrigated.
“The report assessed the irrigable acreage in the basin and estimated the volume of available water very optimistically, as it turned out.”
“The overarching conundrum of the Colorado River basin is that, although its water is abundant and its irrigable acreage immense, the water is often separated from the nearest arable land by hundreds of miles of wilderness.”
“He summed it all up as “a broad comprehensive scheme of development for all the irrigable land upon the Colorado River ... so that none of the water of this great river which can be put to beneficial use will be allowed to go to waste.””
“Irrigation and drainage developmentIn Malaysia, the potential irrigable area accounts for about 413700ha.”
“The irrigation potential of the Shebelli-Juba basin for Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia is estimated at 323,000 hectares (ha) (this is less than half the potential irrigable land in the basin).”
“The community, living on what was registered as mission land, was displaced in the 1920s from prime irrigable land along the Olifants”
“Further irrigation development took place between 1968 and 1979 when 16 schemes with a total irrigable area of 3,600 ha were constructed by the government, with a view to increasing rice production and, amongst other objectives, to serve as training grounds for farmers in irrigation skills.”
“The estimation of potential irrigable land was of 143,000 hectares (ha).”
“Many of these dams, however, were built with little or no infrastructure and the sites chosen do not always have sufficient irrigable areas close by.”
“In the eastern parts of the country steep slopes and a lack of suitable soils restrict an expansion of irrigable areas.”
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