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Water Smart

PURPOSE:  EQIP assistance complements WaterSMART investments by targeting assistance in areas where WaterSMART sponsors indicated that water delivery system improvements might facilitate future on-farm improvements. NRCS will work with producers in select WaterSMART project areas to offer financial and technical assistance for practices that increase on-farm efficiencies, such as improving irrigation systems and constructing structures. 

Eligible Land Types: Crop, Pasture

Practices: All Conservation Practices that increase on farm efficiencies are eligible.

Fund Accounts:  WaterSMART Project areas

  • Arch Hurley Conservancy District
  • Carlsbad Irrigation District (CID)
  • Elephant Butte Irrigation District (EBID)
  • Navajo Agriculture Product Industry (NAPI)
  • Animas Watershed Partnership
  • Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD) - Socorro county only

Screening:  None

Ranking: Priority will be given to projects who address multiple resource concerns and those that address on farm irrigation efficiencies.

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Payment Item Caps:  None

National Fact Sheet:  Long Term Drought Resilience
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