Tribe becomes key water player with drought aid to Arizona

Culture July 6, 2021 News

From Yahoo News by Felicia Fonseca

For thousands of years, an Arizona tribe relied on the Colorado River's natural flooding patterns to farm. Later, it hand-dug ditches and canals to route water to fields.

Now, gravity sends the river water from the north end of the Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation through 19th century canals to sustain alfalfa, cotton, wheat, onions and potatoes, mainly by flooding the fields.

Photo by Angie Ingram/CRIT Water Resources via AP

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