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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Terry Heiler, 'Irrigation and drainage - Irrigation methods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 August 2022)

Story by Terry Heiler, published 24 Nov 2008