Researchers Looking to Reduce Irrigation Water & Maximize Yield

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Irrigation systems are a vital tool in places like New Mexico. The water is often pulled from the Colorado River system. ( Clinton Griffiths )

Regardless of the year, dry weather is common in the southwestern United States.   The Colorado River is now a major water source for some 40 million people. 

As needs and populations rise, scientists are searching for ways to help farmers use water more efficiently including maximizing irrigation efficiency for crops.