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Ditch

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1990s

The concrete-lined ditch runs along the north side of the road just inside the wire fence of the ranch and adjacent to a field of alfalfa. Small sluices open to allow water to flow down the rows of plants. This modern ditch continues the centuries-old tradition of using canals and ditches to irrigate naturally growing and cultivated plants.

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Author: 
Julie Nicoletta
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Julie Nicoletta, "Ditch", [Yerington, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NV-01-NW104.3.

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Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 125-125.

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