Use and design considerations of sprinkler systems in Colorado
Sprinkling can be used advantageously in Colorado to irrigate rough or uneven lands where surface irrigation would be difficult or unsatisfactory. It is useful on lands that cannot be properly prepared for irrigation because of thin top soils underlain by gravel or hardpan. Most of the hazards of erosion on many of our steep slopes are avoided by sprinkling. A better cover crop can be grown in orchards and root injury by furrowing out tools is eliminated. Light irrigations can be effectively applied by sprinkling and, especially on light textured soil, a considerable saving of water is possible. ...
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