Irrigated farmland is the biggest consumer of Colorado River water. Throughout the Southwest millions of acres are watered to produce water thirsty crops like lettuce, cotton and alfalfa. The dry and warm climate makes several harvests a year possible. So there’s always a big conflict between the opposition that says you shouldn’t grow lettuce in […]
“They don’t want to leave our lands which they use for cattle grazing”
“Toshka is an engineers’ dream and an economists’ nightmare”
“It hurts me to see that precious, fertile agricultural land in the Nile delta being used for housing”
“Most of the irrigation in the Nile delta functions in an anarchistic, uncontrolled way”
The Egyptian Nile delta is one of the most fertile areas in the world. Therefore it is no wonder that this region has been used for intensive farming for decades. Although the Nile delivers a constant flow of fresh water, farmers will have to improve the rate of efficiency of their irrigation.