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Water Authority helps farmers boost water efficiency


Last updated 2/10/2021 at 4:16pm

Lance Andersen

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Mission Resource Conservation District's Lance Andersen gathers irrigation data to help farmers boost their water use efficiency.

San Diego – Agriculture is a rich part of San Diego County's heritage and a foundational piece of the region's economy, but it's not easy to make a go of farming here given the hilly terrain, uneven soils and limited natural water supplies.

That's where the San Diego County Water Authority comes in. The region's wholesale water agency has funded more than 2,300 free irrigation system evaluations for farmers on more than 35,000 acres of avocados, citrus, field flowers, and other fruits and ornamentals since 1991. The Water Authority has achieved this by partnering with the Fallbrook-based...

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