Traditional Irrigation System Effects on Surface Water- Groundwater interactions in the Rio Grande Basin

Principal Investigator: Alexander Fernald

Department: Animal and Range Science

Co- Principal investigators: Steve Guldan, Red Baker, Ursula Rosauer

The project objective is to provide cutting edge synthesis of surface water and groundwater hydrology using precious field data on traditional acequia irrigation systems. The project intends to show how to manage tradition irrigation water interactions with groundwater and advance knowledge of traditional acequia hydrology. A regional public symposium will be held, beginning a new direction for better rio Grande Basin irrigation management.

Project Publications

Project Presentations

Guldan, S., and Fernald, S. (2009, January). Traditional irrigation system effects on surface water–groundwater interactions on the Rio Grande Basin. Presentation to the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service Small-Farm Task Force, January 12, 2009.