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Title: Thinking about an irrigation reservoir? : a guide to planning, designing, constructing and commissioning a water storage reservoir
Author: Environment Agency
Author: Suffolk
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This Environment Agency report is a guide to planning, designing, constructing and commissioning a water storage reservoir. Storing water on-farm is becoming increasingly important for those farm businesses in the drier regions of England that depend on irrigation to supply high quality fruit and vegetables to the nation's supermarkets. Water is at the heart of this industry - without it many farmers would simply not be able to meet the exacting standards of quality and continuity of supply demanded by supermarkets and consumers - arguably one of the most sophisticated markets in the world. But many catchments in the country now only have water available for abstraction during times of high flow. Recent droughts and the longer-term threat of climate change - with hotter drier summers, reduced water availability, and increasing demand - only heighten concerns about the reliability of future supplies for irrigated agriculture.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2009
Publication Place: Solihull
Subject Keywords: Water reservoirsDesignHydraulic engineeringWater supplyIrrigationPlanningGuidelinesConstruction
Geographic Keywords: Deben (river)
Extent: n.p. [16]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:233
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