Photographer's Note

The management of water distribution in the Muda area is crucial to its rice cultivation. During wet season, the viability of water for the rice paddies mainly depends on the rainfall. Cultivation during dry season depends on irrigated water. Pedu is the main source of irrigated water while Ahning Dam came in a distance second. Both dams irrigate about 100,000 hectares of rice paddies in Kedah and Perlis under the MADA irrigation system. Water is released from the two dams during dry period at the beginning of planting season. Thus the measurement of transit time, flow rate and distribution of water within the rice paddies is the main activity of MADA. Since 1987, MADA together with MINT have been studying the flow regime of the water in the canal during “normal” release from Pedu and Ahning Dams. The aim was to deliver the required amount of water at the right time and place for sustainable rice production with optimal use of irrigation water.

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* This picture of the irrigation canal was taken close to my house.

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Additional Photos by Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2492 W: 182 N: 3825] (17529)
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