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Victorian Watering And Irrigation

Shaduf, River Nile. Victorian illustration of an irrigation device, a shaduf,on the River Nile. Two long poles work on a pivot, a lump of clay at one end and a bucket on the other; two men are lifting water out of the river and pouring the water into a ditch to water the fields. Download high quality jpeg for just £5. Perfect for framing, logos, letterheads, and greetings cards.

DETHRIDGE WATER METER WHEEL -used throughout Australia and in many other countries, to measure the flow of water delivered to farms for irrigation. The wheel sits laterally across a channel and is turned by water flow. It measures flow from the irrigation supply, providing the basis upon which irrigation farmers are charged for water. The wheel was invented in 1910 by John Dethridge, Victorian Water Supply Commissioner.

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from San Francisco Chronicle

California drought: Few seem to mourn street medians’ slow death

The leafy islands that have long brought calm to neighborhoods, and sometimes carry a sense of prestige — turning a mere street into a stately boulevard — are one of the targets of the state’s water conservation crackdown. Under sweeping drought rules adopted last week, cities and towns are now barred from using drinking water on the ornamental turf on medians, portending a slow death for these ribbons of green. [...] a healthy median can be a mark of oblivious excess — though don’t tell…

3000 sq. ft. Caribbean Victorian, 7 yrs to build, 300 tons of solid stone masonry, 10" thick walls and average electric bill of $70 a month. Active solar heating system. Spring provides water to home & cabin via solar powered pump. Self Sustainable 65 ac m/l, with orchard & 3 farm areas irrigated by creek. An historic 1860's cabin. This 3 BR 2 BA also has a library, parlor, office, butlers pantry, gorgeous hardwood staircase & flooring, 2 porches, 2 balconies in Calico Rock AR

Charming 3500 sqft Victorian on 5.25 acre Horse Property. 4 Bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 1/2 Bath, Craft room, partially finished basement Open Floor Plan, jetted tub, two car garage, central air, 36 x 36 barn w. 3 stalls and tack room, 1.5 acres fenced pasture/ riding arena, 2.5 acres planted in grass alfalfa mix, produces about 200 bales per year, 10.5 shares Strawberry High-line irrigation water,pressurized irrigation system for hay field fully landscaped with underground sprinklers.

Charming 3500 sqft Victorian on 5.25 acre Horse Property. 4 Bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 1/2 Bath, Craft room, partially finished basement Open Floor Plan, jetted tub, two car garage, central air, 36 x 36 barn w. 3 stalls and tack room, 1.5 acres fenced pasture/ riding arena, 2.5 acres planted in grass alfalfa mix, produces about 200 bales per year, 10.5 shares Strawberry High-line irrigation water,pressurized irrigation system for hay field fully landscaped with underground sprinklers.