Highlighting western water leaders and providing a forum for irrigators and engineers to discuss solutions and technology.

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What we do at Irrigation Leader Magazine

Irrigation Leader is dedicated to the men and women providing water to irrigators in the 17 western states and beyond. Our interviews with irrigation district managers and personnel; supplier representatives; and leading local, state and federal government officials distill the issues of the day and offer real-world perspectives and insight.

Current Editions

Here are the latest editions of Irrigation Leader magazine. You can find previous months by selecting the desired edition under the Magazines tab or by visiting our archives here.

Special Edition

Bob Johnson Special Edition 2024

My deepest condolences to Mary, Carly, Gabe, and the entire Johnson family for their loss. Commissioner Johnson was a man of uncommon integrity. Always upbeat and friendly to…

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Washington State

Volume 15 Issue 2 Feb WA

With experience in the state government, the state legislature, and numerous industry associations, Mike Schwisow is perfectly positioned to be an advocate for Washington State…

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Wyoming State

Volume 15 Issue 2 Feb WY

Our cover story this month focuses on an exciting new venture: the Wyoming Association of Irrigation Districts, or WAID. Ryan Allen, the watermaster at the Goshen Irrigation District…

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New Zealand

Volume 15 Issue 2 Feb NZ

Facial recognition for sheep. Automated lameness prediction for cattle. Do these technologies seem too futuristic to be real? Far from it—they are just some of the solutions…

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New Mexico

Volume 15 Issue 2 Feb NM

This month, we feature an extensive and interesting interview with Jennifer Faler, the manager of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Albuquerque Area Office. Ms. Faler tells us…

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Nebraska State

Volume 15 Issue 2 Feb NE

This month, we meet the new general manager of the Twin Loups Irrigation and Reclamation Districts, Tyler Klabenes. Having come to the districts from a career in the military…

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Montana State

Volume 15 Issue 2 Feb MT

This month, we interview someone with exceptional experience in water and resources issues: Congressman Ryan Zinke. With his background as a state senator…

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Arizona State

Volume 15 Issue 2 Feb AZ

The Arizona Water Banking Authority (AWBA) was established in 1996 to store unused portions of the state’s Colorado River allotment. Today, with the drought on the…

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Our website serves as a clearinghouse for requests for proposals and job listings published by water agencies and irrigation districts throughout the United States. We post jobs at no charge, in the Irrigation Leader, Hydro Leader, and Municipal Water Leader magazines and websites.