"In the early days farmers attempted to drain their land individually, but they soon found that water did not recognize property lines. One farmer would ditch his land only to find that the water from his neighbor's farm would wash over has land and fill up his ditches. Another would attempt to ditch his land, but would find that no outlet was available for his ditch unless he constructed it across the land of his neighbor. Because of such situations, groups of farmers cooperated in constructing drainage improvements. However, difficulty was encountered in reaching an agreement as to the division of costs, the location of ditches, and the method of construction. As a result, many cooperative enterprises failed and state laws were enacted so that the drainage enterprises might be governed and the costs distributed"--Introduction, page 5.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Professional Degree in Civil Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
102 pages, maps
© 1942 Lee D. Dumm, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Drainage districts -- Mississippi
Drainage laws -- Mississippi
Irrigation water -- Management -- Government policy
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Link to Catalog Recordhttp://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1068631~S5
Dumm, Lee Dorsett, "Research investigation of organized drainage districts in Mississippi" (1942). Professional Degree Theses. 222.