Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District strives to improve agricultural production efficiency, while improving water quality and the overall quantity of our water resources throughout the county. Irrigation efficiency projects offer the potential to provide more water for agricultural production, as well as environmental uses in some cases, while reducing contamination.
Check out the resources below to learn more:
- For some more in-depth information watch these videos of a talk, hosted by our partners Applegate Partnership Watershed Council, given by our Soil and Water Conservation Engineer, Paul DeMaggio:Irrigation Efficiency: Ditch Delivery ImprovementsIrrigation Efficiency: On-Farm Improvements
- Check out our interactive storymap about our recently completed irrigation project, Bradshaw Drop: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/3076c06b6ff8416fa8cbc40a4697fc65
- In an effort to better track how "wild" flood irrigation impacts water quality, specifically E. coli and temperature loading, JSWCD monitored five irrigation efficiency improvement projects from 2009 to 2016. Open or download the PDF below to read a summary of these case studies.