Farmers Conservation Alliance looks to improve western irrigation thanks to Google funding
Money to help improve irrigation out west!
Google gave the Farmers Conservation Alliance $120,000 dollars to help 40 western communities better manage their water through data.
FCA Executive Director, Julie O’Shea says that irrigation infrastructure in these communities is 100-1225 years old and every area needs a custom plan.
“When you think about working with each of those communities and looking at infrastructure that’s a significant part of rural communities, you just have a lot of information that you are managing... What works for the Deschutes Basin may not be the same solution for the Klamath Basin,” She explains.
She hopes that the data they collect with this project will help identify other funding opportunities for water infrastructure upgrades.