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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.

Main Edition

Volume 15 Issue 4 Apr

The Bureau of Reclamation’s California–Great Basin (CGB) Region covers large stretches of California, Nevada, and Oregon and is home to the Central Valley Project as well…

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Arizona State

Volume 15 Issue 4 Apr AZ

The Paloma Irrigation and Drainage District in Maricopa County, Arizona, is a relatively young district, dating back to only 2001, but when Robert VanHofwegen took over as…

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Montana State

Volume 15 Issue 4 Apr MT

In our cover story this month, we interview Russell Brookie, the general manager of Malta Irrigation District, one of the many local districts that form the foundation of…

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Nebraska State

Volume 15 Issue 4 Apr NE

Since 1971, LI‑COR Environmental has been producing instruments for agricultural research, but more recently it has turned to less expensive and more scalable…

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New Mexico

Volume 15 Issue 4 Apr NM

New Mexico irrigation is given a distinct character by its acequias, centuries-old irrigation ditches that are largely communally operated. In our cover interview with Paula Garcia…

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New Zealand

Volume 15 Issue 4 Apr NZ

Water Stewardship Asia Pacific works with companies, water users, governments, and communities across Australia, Asia, and now New Zealand to promote a water stewardship framework…

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Washington State

Volume 15 Issue 4 Apr WA

This month, I have the pleasure of featuring not just one but two of my good friends on our cover. Chuck Freeman is departing Kennewick Irrigation District (KID) after 15 years as secretary/district…

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Wyoming State

Volume 15 Issue 4 Apr WY

In our cover story this month, we speak with Travis Moger, the manager of Willwood Irrigation District in northwestern Wyoming. Like so many irrigation districts, Willwood is in charge of venerable…

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