The Conservation Of Basins And The Irrigation Districts In Mexico
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415 - 422
R. Lomeli Villanueva, N. Alvarez Gonzalez
In Mexico, large irrigation districts were constructed with dams on the mainstream as sources of supply to store the rainwater and then distribute the stored volumes for agricultural purposes. Irrigated farming generates more than half of the national agricultural production. One of the main problems of the infrastructure maintenance is the accumulation of sediments in the distribution and drainage networks, caused fundamentally by insufficient actions of soils and water conservation in the basins of the irrigation dams. The present work analyzes the impact of the catchment basins degradation in the accumulation of sediments in the irrigation districts.
sediment removal, irrigation district maintenance, catchment basins, soil and water conservation works