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As Arizona agriculture runs dry, new irrigation tech could help
The Colorado River supplies water to millions of people across the Southwest. Its record-breaking drought has caused a drastic impact on Arizona, hurting farmers across the state. One family in Casa Grande is struggling to keep their family farm after their water supply was cut off. They continue to be taxed for the water that they don’t receive, while their fields are the driest they have ever been.
However, the Central Arizona Project is working on several initiatives to make Arizona’s water supply more reliable. One of those initiatives is a recent partnership with an Israeli company called N-Drip. According to N-Drip’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Seth Siegel, their technology brings a new irrigation system that could help save 50% of the water used in Arizona’s agriculture.