Upper Oak Creek

The Oak Creek Irrigation Modernization Project upgrades and replaces aging and inefficient water infrastructure located on irrigation ditch systems that divert water from Oak Creek between the town of Sedona and the confluence with the Verde River. The project installs new modernized irrigation pivot sprinkler systems on a farm property to reduce on-farm water use and also installs a new ditch head-gate system to facilitate improved water diversion and management. This helps enhance flows and reduce periodic dewatering in the creek.

* Improving water use or management in agriculture

** This resource has been reviewed and found to meet the BEF Flow Program Certification Criteria for Evaluating Proposals to Secure Environmental Flows by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.


Sedona, AZ

Start Up Date:


Project Benefits:

Food & Water Security

Recreation & Economic Enhancements

Sustainable Agriculture

Water Efficiency Improvement

Water Quality Improvement

Project Type:

Irrigation Infrastructure Modernization *


Funding Needed

Volunteer Opportunities

WRCs Generated:

Yes **

Project Partner

The Nature Conservancy of Arizona