Acequia Culture: Water, Land, and Community in the Southwest
UNM Press, 21 בינו׳ 2005 - 280 עמודים
Conflicts between Hispanic farmers and developers made for compelling reading in The Milagro Beanfield War, the famous novel of life in a northern New Mexico village in which tradition triumphs over modernity. But as cities grow and industries expand, are acequias, or community irrigation ditches, a wise and efficient use of water in the arid Southwest? José Rivera presents the contemporary case for the value of acequias and the communities they nurture in the river valleys of southern Colorado and New Mexico.
"A worthwhile contribution to the future management of water resources."--Professor Michael C. Meyer