Take Two for September 27, 2013

Drought spurs native farmers to use non-traditional irrigation methods

Irrigation

Carrie Jung

The new irrigation system helps the Santo Domingo Pueblo's water supply go farther. More than 300 acres of farmland that used to lay fallow is now supporting a variety of crops.

Severe drought has been gripping much of the southwest for years and New Mexico has gotten the worst of it. The lack of water is forcing many native farmers to consider more non-traditional methods of irrigation.

From the Fronteras Desk, Carrie Jung reports.


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