Kōrero: Irrigation and drainage

Wild flooding

Wild flooding

Wild flooding is when water is allowed to flow freely across farmland. It is a relatively cheap form of irrigation, but uses water inefficiently and some areas get more than others.

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Reference: AANR 6329 42 19 K9,366

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Terry Heiler, 'Irrigation and drainage - Irrigation methods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/19636/wild-flooding (accessed 23 August 2019)

Story by Terry Heiler, published 24 Nov 2008