Irrigation and Moisture Sensitive Periods: A Zapotec Case

TitleIrrigation and Moisture Sensitive Periods: A Zapotec Case
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1974
AuthorsDowning TE
Book TitleIrrigation's Impact on Society
Series Titleseries
PublisherUniversity of Arizona Press
CityTucson, AZ, USA
Source DocumentAccessible with appropriate permission
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Diaz Ordaz Small-Scale Irrigation System

The town of Diaz Ordaz is located in the Tlacolula wing in the Oaxaca Valley, Mexico, and the resource appropiated is water for irrigation. The irrigation system is divided into numerous subunits called tramos, which localize labor mobilization for infrastruture provision. The system alternates between riparian and prior appropriation rights for water according to the discretion of an elected official. The source author hypothesizes that water scarcity during the moisture-sensitive period of...
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