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Acequias are gravity-driven waterways, similar in concept to a flume.

Acequia
Acequia

Most are simple ditches with dirt banks, but they can be lined with concrete.

Acequia
Acequia

Use in American Southwest

They were important forms of irrigation in the development of agriculture in the American Southwest.

Crop growth

The proliferation of cotton, pecans and green chile as major agricultural staples owe their progress to the acequia system.

 

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