Improving irrigation system performance through scheduled water delivery in the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District
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This dissertation examines improving irrigation system performance in the Middle Rio Grande Valley in central New Mexico. Historically, the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District practiced continuous on demand water delivery, which resulted in large diversions from the Rio Grande. Due to pressure related to the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus), the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District has been forced to manage water more effectively. To reach this goal while still providing farmers with adequate supplies, the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District has employed scheduled ...
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