Carlsbad Irrigation District announces first full water allotment in four years


CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – Farmers in Carlsbad should have plenty of water to grow their crops this year.

The Carlsbad Irrigation District has announced a full water allotment for the first time in four years.

Officials say water stored in four nearby reservoirs will allow farmers to flood-irrigate their fields at just over two-and-a-half inches deep per acre.

Farmers can order water as early as March 5, the bids begin at a minimum of $668.

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