Irrigation Systems Reorganization
Irrigation Ditch Lining
Land Leveling and Soil Swap
Irrigation Sprinkler Systems
Conservation Cropping Systems
Conservation Crop Rotation Plans
Primary Resource Concerns
Conservation of Water
Rural and Urban Education
District Meeting information
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month @ 12:00 p.m.
NRCS Board Room, 2197 S. 4th Ave., Suite 104, Yuma, AZ 85364
The next meeting is scheduled for: TBD
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About the District
The Laguna Natural Resource Conservation District (NRCD) is located along the Colorado River on Arizona’s western border. The District includes desert shrublands and irrigated lands along the River. Rangelands in the District are mainly government land and generally have low productivity and are mainly used for seasonal grazing when winter rains are good. Consequently, the District’s activities are concentrated on irrigated agriculture, especially vegetables.
Known as the "Winter Vegetable Capital of the World" the farmlands within the Laguna NRCD lives up to that name. The 90,000 irrigated acres in the Yuma, North Gila, and South Gila Valleys contribute to the multi-billion dollar crops of head lettuce, leaf lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, seed crops, herbs, celery, mixed greens, and a multitude of other vegetable crops shipped throughout the world. The alluvial silt, clay, and loam farmlands were formed by both the Colorado and Gila Rivers.
The Laguna NRCD coordinates the application of numerous conservation practices designed to improve water use efficiency, crop yields, and agricultural viability. Important practices include irrigation system reorganization, irrigation ditch lining, land leveling, various types of sprinkler systems, conservation cropping systems, conservation crop rotations, conservation tillage, integrated pest management, and irrigation water management.
- Precipitation: Average of <3″ annually
- Evaporation: Average of 10 ft. annually
- Soils: Deep, Well Drained, .1-1.0″ per hour intake
- Irrigation: Colorado River Water
- Agricultural: 107,455 acres
- Federal (BLM): 267,356 acres
- Game Refuges: 487,080
- Proving Grounds: 482,580 acres
- Cocopah Reservation: 2,500 acres
- Sheryl Cristenson, Chairman
- Steve McCollum, Supervisor
- Brue Easterday, Supervisor
- Orson Bevins, Supervisor