PROJECT PARTNER: The Nature Conservancy of Arizona
START UP DATE: 2016
PROJECT TYPE: Irrigation Infrastructure Upgrades
WRCs GENERATED: Yes*
The Oak Creek Irrigation Modernization Project upgrades and replaces aging and inefficient water infrastructure located on irrigation ditch systems that divert water from Oak Creek between the town of Sedona and the confluence with the Verde River. The project installs new modernized irrigation pivot sprinkler systems on a farm property to reduce on-farm water use and also installs a new ditch head-gate system to facilitate improved water diversion and management. This helps enhance flows and reduce periodic dewatering in the creek.
*This resource has been reviewed and found to meet the BEF Flow Program Certification Criteria for Evaluating Proposals to Secure Environmental Flows by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.