Irrigation System Reorganization
Irrigation Ditch Lining
Irrigation Sprinkler & Drip Systems
Cover Crops and Crop Rotation
Integrated Pest Management
Conservation Crop Residue Management
Primary Resource Concerns
Fragmentation of Agricultural Lands
Small Acreage Management
District Meeting information
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month
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About the District
Yuma NRCD was formed on Sept. 10, 1952. The Districts original long range plan was largely focused on bringing the sandy soils on the Yuma Mesa into agricultural production. Wind erosion was a serious problem in the 1950s, and drifting sand made irrigation systems difficult to maintain and roads impassible.
Since the inception of the District, much of the Yuma Mesa area has become urbanized and the circus and alfalfa crops have been reduced to accommodate urban and industrial growth. The Marine Corps Air Station purchased lands surrounding the base as a buffer, which continue to be farmed. An area service highway has brought traffic and international trucks to the District.
Water is supplied to the local farmlands by the Yuma Mesa Irrigation and Drainage District, serving 32,000 acres-Yuma Auxiliary Irrigation, 3,305 acres-Drainage District Unit B, and 4,080 acres-Hillander C District. The District boundaries include all of the Yuma Mesa, the City of Yuma, the Marine Corps Air Station, the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and the Barry M. Goldwater Bombing range. The east boundary of the District is the Yuma County line.
District Supervisors continue to work on issues of concern such as hunting, recreation, off-road vehicle use, wildcat dumping, and education of rural and urban landusers on the challenges to improve and maintain the resource base.
- Precipitation: Average of <3” annually
- Evaporation: Average 10 ft. annually
- Growing Season: 335 Days per Year
- Federal: 1,171,451 acres
- Non-Agricultural: 23,246 acres
- State and Private Farms: 32,426 acres
- Mark Kuechel, Chairman
- Bobbi McDermott, Vice-Chairman
- Barbara Snow, Supervisor
- Steven Wyant, Supervisor