Research work with the AridLands institute based in Los Angeles and Dixon, NM. We drove and traced part of the Colorado River from LA to Dixon, NM - from the larger aqueducts to Lake Mead, to the smaller irrigation infrastructure.
While in Dixon, we worked with the community to document their irrigation infrastructures, known as acequias, with GPS devices for the community to use as a record and in future plans. While formally and materially pretty simple, the management and governance structure makes acequias unique. It is a community-managed water infrastructure with status at the state level. Those that help maintain the infrastructures, like digging, clearing, or repairing breaks, get to use them.
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