Acequia RCPP

Ancient Traditions Keep Desert Waters Flowing.  New Mexico's acequias—communal irrigation canals—still function as a tool to preserve and share scarce desert water. The acequias of New Mexico are communal irrigation canals, a way to share water for agriculture in a dry land.

Construction has been completed on the Acequia de Duranes, Acequia de Rainsville & Storm Ditch.  We are currently working with NRCS and Stu Tuttle, NMACD biologist, on the US Fish and Wildlife Service consultation for Heredia and Ranchman-Terrill Ditch. Brian Schwebke, Civil Engineer and an NMACD on-demand contractor, is working on numerous designs throughout the State in anticipation of fall and winter construction.