Land Behind Baghdad, A History of Settlement on the Diyala by Robert McC. Adams

By Robert McC. Adams

Frontis. + xvi + 187 pp. & 22 figs.. quarto.

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And continued until evening with a two-hour interruption at midday. On that basis, almost twice as large an area can be plowed daily as these figures indicate. The time of fall plow- four times between December and April, while barley would receive an additional irrigation after flocks had been allowed to graze on the young shoots. Obviously these are rules of thumb which are adjusted according to the time and amount of precipitation. Middle Tigris projects, Report no. 2. London: Sir M. MacDonald and Partners, Ltd.

Kms. of pump irrigation, irrigated agriculture in the Diyala region can be seen to total about 5,370 sq. kms. The Diyala plains themselves, counting the empty lands of the Nahrawan region and the seasonal swamp of the Haur es-Subaicha to the east, comprise approximately 8,000 sq. kms. ) Gardens Right bank of Diyala: Khalis........... Left bank of Diyala: Khurasan........ Mahrut.......... Shahraban........ Haruniya........ RUz............. 60 81 46 23 25 63 3,850 5,950 1,175 350 .......... 650 Arable Lands Total 107,500 111,350 37,500 71,825 8,575 6,250 52,225 43,450 73,000 8,925 6,250 52,875 Total left bank.

101-3. Lower Diyala Development: soils, agriculture, irrigation, and drainage. Diyala and ing is determined by the timing of the first rain or the availability of irrigation water. heavier and bad-structured soils, this rate of progress may be slowed as much as 50 per cent (Government of Iraq, Development Board, 1958, Sect. 3, p. 185). M. and continued until evening with a two-hour interruption at midday. On that basis, almost twice as large an area can be plowed daily as these figures indicate.

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