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Irrigation Efficiency Improvement Projects:What they mean for water quality and agricultural production

Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District strives to improve agricultural production efficiency, while improving water quality and the overall quality of our water resources throughout the county.

 See our recently completed irrigation project on our interactive storymap:

https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/3076c06b6ff8416fa8cbc40a4697fc65 

See a summary of a proposed large irrigation pipeline project:

Joint System Canal Piping Project - Proposed Project Summary

 

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 to read a summary of these case studies.

Irrigation Conversion Case Study Summary