The New Mexico Acequia Association website provides information regarding acequias in New Mexico. An acequia is community-based system of irrigation and water governance and an acequia also refers to the community of farmers that cooperatively maintain the ditch and share water through custom and tradition. Acequias formed the basis for settlement of New Mexico's Indo-Hispano communities between two and four hundred years ago and continue to be vital to the cultural and economic survival of the traditional communities of New Mexico.
The New Mexico Acequia Association is a grassroots, membership-based organization that has worked to protect and strengthen acequias through community education, community organizing and policy advocacy.
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