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Verde River Ditch Irrigation Improvement Project

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Verde River Ditch Irrigation Improvement Project

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Amazon
5888268 km2
Countries
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Cities
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
Location City, Country & Regions Interests
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Partners: The Nature Conservancy of Arizona
Countries: United States of America
Regions: Colorado River
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2014  »  Ongoing
Project Source: Other
Profile Completion: 68%

Project Overview

The Verde Ditch Project installed modern irrigation infrastructure including remote controlled gate actuators that manage the level of water in the irrigation canal so that water levels can be raised and lowered to meet the periodic delivery needs of irrigators without diverting excess water from the river. Prior to the installation of this new infrastructure, water users were required to divert an additional 3 to 5 cubic feet per second from the river to meet the needs of...

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The Verde Ditch Project installed modern irrigation infrastructure including remote controlled gate actuators that manage the level of water in the irrigation canal so that water levels can be raised and lowered to meet the periodic delivery needs of irrigators without diverting excess water from the river. Prior to the installation of this new infrastructure, water users were required to divert an additional 3 to 5 cubic feet per second from the river to meet the needs of all water users. The completed project helps meet food and water security needs while restoring water to a vital desert ecosystem.

Project Results

The project is expected to facilitate the restoration of over 500 million gallons per year to support fish and wildlife, river recreation, and tourism.

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