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The capacity of the Langdon Reservoir was doubled two winters ago, but the big story for irrigation in Alberta is the gains in efficiency in the last decade and a half.

Drought years are proof that there’s more ‘crop per drop’

Two very dry years show that investments by both farmers 
and irrigation districts have greatly increased water-use efficiency

They were the two driest growing seasons in recent times — but when you look at water used for irrigation, 2001 and 2015 are very different. Last year, the amount of water diverted by the Eastern Irrigation District (EID) was almost 200,000 acre-feet less than in 2001, even though the number of acres under irrigation, […] Read more