UCONN Water Conservation Program Combats Shifting Precipitation Patterns

In All, Water Security by Ag is America

Connecticut is experiencing a change in its precipitation trends with more intense but less frequent rainfall patterns. These long stretches of dryness can quickly turn into droughts, so UCONN Extension is partnering up to work on a two-year water conservation project funded through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership.

The project’s mission is to get proactive about agricultural water security by educating farmers on how to prepare for droughts by maximizing irrigation efficiency methods and establishing water conservation practices. The program’s 12 pilot sites are early phase agricultural operations, which are the most vulnerable to drought conditions. Through this program, UCONN Extension hopes to help farmers increase their financial success while conserving water and preserving the environment.

 Learn more details about the water conservation process here.

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