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Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Subsurface Drains in Arid and Semiarid Areas

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

ASAE  ASAE EP463.2   November  2009

Keywords: Arid areas, Drain installation, Drain maintenance, Drainage design, Irrigated agriculture, Subsurface drains

1 Purpose and Scope

This Engineering Practice is intended as a guide to engineers in the design and construction of subsurface drains in arid and semiarid regions where irrigation is often used to provide adequate water for crops. It is not designed to serve as a complete set of specifications or standards. This Engineering Practice is intended to complement ASABE Engineering Practices, ASAE EP480 Design of Subsurface Drains in Humid Areas and ASAE EP481 Construction of Subsurface Drains in Humid Areas.

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