Story: Irrigation and drainage

Traversing irrigation unit (1st of 3)

Traversing irrigation unit

A traversing irrigation unit is similar to a centre pivot system except that neither end is fixed and the whole spray line moves across a paddock, irrigating a rectangular area. This large unit is operating in the Mackenzie Country.

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Otago Daily Times
Photograph by Gerard O'Brien

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Terry Heiler, 'Irrigation and drainage - Irrigation methods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19640/traversing-irrigation-unit (accessed 21 July 2019)

Story by Terry Heiler, published 24 Nov 2008