DOI: 10.17265/2159-581x/2018.02.001
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Ahmed Salim Al-Marshoudi

Abstract: Abstract: Oman, which is located on the Southern East of Arabian Peninsula, classified as holding a semi arid climate with an average annual rainfall of 100 mm. Therefore, agricultural production in Oman is fully dependent in irrigation. More than one third is supplied by the ancient aflaj (sing. Falaj), which provide 680  10 6 m 3 of water per year and irrigate of an area of 26,500 ha. There is two commonly known definition of the aflaj; the locally defined from the classic Arabic root as to divide the wate…

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