Improved Irrigation Management and Efficiencies
Protecting Groundwater Resources
Rural and Urban Conservation Education
Primary Resource Concerns
Water Availability, Quantity, & Quality
Best Management Practices
District Meeting information
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every other month (Sept., Nov., Jan., March, May)
The next meeting is scheduled for: TBD
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About the District
The Eloy Natural Resource Conservation District (NRCD) focuses primarily on programs for irrigated agriculture. The District has partnered with the West Pinal and Florence-Coolidge NRCDs to sponsor the Irrigation Management Service (IMS) program for the past 20 years. This is a free service to help District cooperators maximize efficiency of their water usage by evaluating irrigation systems and making recommendations for improvements to make the systems more efficient. This program promotes water conservation and helps make irrigation more cost effective.
Through IMS, the District is involved in the Arizona Department of Water Resources Best Management Practices Program. Eloy NRCD cooperated with West Pinal NRCD in the purchase and use of a topo mapping system using GPS technology to reduce time required for survey and irrigation design.
The District also works with the West Pinal and Florence-Coolidge NRCDs to support the area's Natural Resource Education Center, in partnership with Central Arizona College. The District recognizes that each generation must be taught the value of good conservation practices and fully assists the Center in any way they can.
Primarily farm and range land set to a moutainous backdrop.
The Eloy NRCD is located in an area primarily devoted to irrigated farming. Important crops are cotton, grain sorghum, and hay for dairy cattle. Surrounding rangeland is desert shrub with low livestock carrying capacity except in wet winters when cool season annuals are abundant. Wildlife values are also limited by low rainfall.
- Ronella White, Chairman
- John Donley, Vice-Chairman
- Nathan Killian, Secretary/Tresurer
- Penny Malone, Supervisor