Later: a tall, silo-like cement building, apparently used for irrigation.
Each year their fields need at least 53 billion cubic meters of water for irrigation.
It thus falls to IS to provide drinking water and irrigation to massive areas of farmland.
Artificial provision of water to sustain growing plants.
Note: Irrigation accounts for the greatest part of water usage in the western United States.
As streams were few in Palestine, water was generally stored up in winter in reservoirs, and distributed through gardens in numerous rills, which could easily be turned or diverted by the foot (Deut. 11:10). For purposes of irrigation, water was raised from streams or pools by water-wheels, or by a shaduf, commonly used on the banks of the Nile to the present day.