Story: Irrigation and drainage

Open drains

Open drains

If open drains are to continue to be effective, they need to be protected from grazing stock and kept free of weeds that slow water flow. This is a good example of a well-maintained open drain.

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Terry Heiler, 'Irrigation and drainage - Drainage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19647/open-drains (accessed 29 February 2020)

Story by Terry Heiler, published 24 Nov 2008