BC Agricultural Drainage Manual



This manual was published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. It was developed with the following purposes in mind:

  • Help farmers improve drainage through better soil and water management.
  • Assist farmers in identifying drainage problems and find appropriate solutions.
  • Provide professionals with design parameters of drainage systems.
  • To provide ideas and technical information on proper drainage practices.

Brief Table of Contents:

  • Soil
  • Water
  • Identifying Drainage Problems
  • Drainage Solutions
  • Benefits of Drainage
  • Evaluation of Drainage Improvements
  • Drainage Planning Requirements
  • Surface Drainage Design
  • Subsurface Drainage Design
  • Controlled Drainage and Subirrigation
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