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Characteristics of irrigation tube wells on major river flood plains in Bauchi State, Nigeria

Abubakar Sadiq, Abdullahi and Abubakar Amin, Sunusi and Ahmad, Desa and Umara, Baba Gana (2014) Characteristics of irrigation tube wells on major river flood plains in Bauchi State, Nigeria. Revista Ambiente e Agua, 9 (4). pp. 602-609. ISSN 1980-993X

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Water for traditional irrigation on flood-plains in Bauchi State is obtained from the Jama’are, Gongola and Komadugu river systems. The plains are replenished during rainy season and farmers often drill wells to irrigate their farm lands. Wells are drilled by jetting techniques and most of the farmers’ plots are less than 1 hectare. Well yield varies from 0.6 to 9.4 Ls-1 and water is drawn from a depth of 12 m. From the mean yield, the results indicate higher water abstraction from tube wells located at Jama’are flood plains. The study recommended appropriately locating wells and greater investment in extension services in order to facilitate the growth of farmer associations.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Fadama; Groundwater; Jama’are; NFDP; Savannah
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Engineering
Publisher:Institute for Environmental Research in Hydrographic Basins, University of Taubaté
DOI Number:10.4136/ambi-agua.1314
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ID Code:36743
Deposited By: Nabilah Mustapa
Deposited On:30 May 2015 21:29
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