About Reservoirs Management
Reservoirs are civil structures that hold water supply from a certain catchment. These prepare for floods and droughts and supply water to beneficiary areas. Reservoirs are one of the most important topics in the field of water resources and agricultural water resources cause these play a major role in the supply of agricultural water.
Approximately 18,000 agricultural reservoirs in Korea have been built in rice cultivation areas since 1900, for the purpose of securing reliable local water supplies while conserving the environment. Agricultural reservoirs are the main water sources, although others, including pumping stations and head works, supply water for approximately 449 thousand ha (approximately 58%) of the 772 thousand ha of the total irrigated paddy field area through irrigation facilities.