Diversion Schemes

River diversion scheme is a traditional irrigation method. The scheme comprises of a bund / barrier (weir) constructed across the stream for raising and diverting water; the weir that diverts water from river. The scheme aims at providing gravity flow irrigation by mere diversion of stream water supply without creating any storage. As compared to storage schemes they are economical but their feasibility is dependent on the flow in the stream at the time of actual irrigation requirements.