In a dry year, some farmers in the region are designing sub-surface tile drainage systems to use as sub-surface irrigation, and some soon will be able to control and monitor their pumps from smart phones and other computers.
LOS ANGELES — Conservationists and other groups have filed a lawsuit accusing California officials of allowing companies to control and profit from a massive publicly financed water bank near Bakersfield.
LINCOLN, Neb. — An irrigation pioneer will give the University of Nebraska one of the largest donations in its history to create what officials say could be the world’s premiere institute for studying the use of water for agriculture.
An irrigation project is bringing relief to hay meadows and to farmers in the heart of the state’s cattle country.
The Eaton Irrigation Project was built in the 1930s, when ranchers struggled to provide hay for their livestock. Today, 67,000 acres of land benefit from the project. Each spring, water is directed onto the hay land.
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