Decision support systems for managing efficient irrigation water deliveries - a case study of irrigated agriculture in the Middle Rio Grande
Irrigation has been practiced for centuries in the Middle Rio Grande (MRG) Valley of New Mexico. Many of the practices governing irrigation in earlier times, both by Native Americans and by Spanish settlers, are continued into the present day. In recent years, considerable pressure has fallen on the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD) to decrease its water diversions from the Rio Grande and to allow more water to remain in the river for ecological uses. This pressure has stemmed from increasing and competing water demands and interest in the preservation of natural habitat associated ...
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