July 2011: Community Design Presentations/Dixon, NM

October 13, 2011

A student GIS team led by undergraduates Eric Arm and Rana Ahmadi produced extensive analysis of the acequias of the Lower Embudo Valley. Advanced analytic modelling showed where critical challenges, from erosion to invasive species to neglect of easements, threaten the functioning of several ditches, and suggest strategic locations for intervention. Students and farmers discussed the challenges, the opportunities for addressing them, and agreed to a multi-pronged approach to be developed over the course of Fall 2011 for further review and discussion. For a short clip of the students celebrating completion of their eight-mile, high-resolution survey of Acequia del Llano, check out our facebook site.