By José A. Rivera

Conflicts among Hispanic farmers and builders made for compelling interpreting within the Milagro Beanfield battle, the well-known novel of existence in a northern New Mexico village during which culture triumphs over modernity. yet as towns develop and industries extend, are acequias, or group irrigation ditches, a smart and effective use of water within the arid Southwest? José Rivera offers the modern case for the price of acequias and the groups they nurture within the river valleys of southern Colorado and New Mexico.
Recognizing that "water is the lifeblood of the community," Rivera delineates an acequia tradition according to a reciprocal courting among irrigation and neighborhood. The acequia adventure grows out of a conservation ethic and a practice of sharing that are supposed to be famous and preserved in an age of accelerating pageant for scarce water resources.

"A valuable contribution to the longer term administration of water resources."--Professor Michael C. Meyer

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José A. Rivera is a examine pupil, heart for nearby reports and professor of group and nearby making plans, college of recent Mexico

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