Publications

Irrigation in Alberta

Description

The publication"Irrigation in Alberta"provides an overview of irrigation development in the province, from the late 1800s through to its emergence into the 21st century. The distribution of the irrigation area primarily involves the 13 irrigation districts in southern Alberta (approximately 525,000 hectares), but also includes the "private irrigation" of more than 100,000 hectares of irrigated land as far north as the Peace River country. "Irrigation in Alberta" not only reviews the history and current operation of irrigation in the province but also examines the many spin-off benefits that arise due to the controlled availability of water and its prudent management. As can be seen in the overview, benefits not only accrue to irrigation water users, but also are available to other sectors of the public through increased economic and rural development, increased opportunity for recreational activities as well as through a commitment to wildlife habitat enhancement.

Updated

January 1, 2002

Tags
irrigation irrigation systems

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

24 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

2002-01-01

Date Added

2017-08-09T21:32:27.419766

Date Modified

2002-01-01

Date Issued

2002-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

560/1

NEOS catalogue key

2462647

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