‘It’s time to do something’: Push is on to replace open-ditch irrigation canals with piping
Shaun Hall, Rogue Valley Times, August 14 2023
A big push is underway in Jackson County and Oregon to replace open-ditch irrigation canals with piping to reduce water loss through seepage and evaporation.
The mission by irrigation districts to modernize aging systems comes at a time of increased state and federal funding that is expected to help make the projects a reality.
The touted benefits of piping and related upgrades includes increased reliability of water through conservation, particularly in times of drought.