B.C. 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.


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

This 270 page manual can be ordered from the Irrigation Industry Association of B.C.