Acequia Culture: Water, Land, and Community in the Southwest

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Illustrations

Maps
Urrutia's Map of Villa de Santa Fe, c. 17676
Transmountain Ditches in Mora Valley11
Route of the Proposed El Llano Canal from Velarde Dam to the Santa Cruz River153
Taos Valley Acequias167

Documents
Reglas y Reglamentos, 1913, Margarita Ditch Journal81-83
Mayordomo's Timebook, Belen Ditch, 192288
Certificado de Derecho de Agua (Water Rights Certificate), Belen Ditch, 192690
Treasurer's Ledger, Acequia del Sausal, Bolza y Rincón, 1913-191493-96
Corrales Minutes, March 5 and March 10, 1919100

Photos
Photos follow page76
Hay Harvest at Cañón de Fernández, 1904
Acequia and Farm at Tesuque, ca. 1925
Canoa Logs with Trestle near Chimayó, 1938
Acequia Aqueduct at Las Trampas, 1979
Blessing of the Fields Procession at Rancho de las Golondrinas, 1978
Ditch Cleaning at El Cerrito, 1977
Irrigated Fields at Sena, 1986
Chimayó Landscape below Santa Cruz Lake and Dam, 1986

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Documents vi
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction xvii
  • Chapter One - Irrigation Communities on the Río Grande 1
  • Two Evolution of the Acequia Institution 25
  • Three Acequia Governance and Administration 49
  • Four Water Democracies: the Acequia Papers 77
  • Five Contemporary Status of Acequias: Development Vs. Sustainability 147
  • Six the Future of the Acequia Institution: State Policies and Acequia Action Strategies 187
  • Notes 205
  • Acequia Glossary 227
  • Selected Readings 233
  • Index 237
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