This type of irrigation is over 90% efficient wth minimal loss due to evaporation and little affect by wind. Used for shrubs and gardens
Not as effective as drip but designed to be run on the same zones and in the same locations as drip irrigation. Used for shrubs and gardens.
The picture above has a rotor (single stream that rotates) and a spray on the right. These sprinklers are in the range of 70% to 80% efficiencty and are more suspectible to evaporation and environmental affects such as wind. These are still the only way to water turf.
The picture is a Rain “Gun” and is one o fmanyi options for agricultural irrigation.