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NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program - Colorado River Basin

Irrigated agriculture is vitally important to the economy and quality of life in many areas of the Colorado River Basin. It also accounts for a significant share of the basin’s existing water use, shared among 33 million people in the United States plus 3 million in Mexico. Faced with historic drought conditions and water supply pressures, farmers, ranchers, Indian tribes and other water users are in urgent need of accelerated conservation on working agricultural lands.

With the CCA designation, USDA will build on existing strong partnerships in the region to accelerate conservation efforts to address these internationally significant conservation issues. Working alongside a broad spectrum of partners who will bring additional investments for conservation, NRCS will focus assistance on promoting soil health, improving irrigation, addressing drought and helping to promote sustainable use of water resources throughout the basin.

This dataset includes a printer-friendly CCA map and shapefiles for GIS.

FieldValue
Modified
2019-08-05
Collection
Release Date
2018-04-12
Identifier
649c5671-bd2f-4114-a25c-446248f65151
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Colorado River Basin
Publisher
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
License
Contact Name
Becker, Ken
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public
Bureau Code
005:53 - Natural Resources Conservation Service