Annual cleaning of Acequia Madre del Sur

20140328-162723.jpgToday we begin cleaning our Acequia Madre del Sur del Río de Don Fernando de Taos.  This acequia has been in existence for over 200 years and is probably going through the most challenging time of its life around now with climate change, water quality problems, and infrastructure deterioration.  Nevertheless, we were able to get about 20 peones (workers) to help us clean out the ditches of debris so the irrigation season can start!

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Miguel Santistevan is a researcher, educator, and advocate for traditional agriculture crops and systems.
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