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Irrigation innovations cut Flint River water use
A coalition of farmers, scientists and government agencies is working to keep Georgia’s Flint River from running dry in drought-stricken summers, according to a report from National Geographic.
The partnership has allowed for a test bed of an irrigation method that conserves water by only spraying the parts of a field that need it, reducing volume over the region’s popular but less-discriminating center-pivot sprinklers.
Keeping more water in the river could help species like the Gulf Sturgeon and oval pigtoe mussel.
Read more at National Geographic News Watch.
Image credit: University of West Florida.