Quechan Tribe Water Conservation and Restoration Project

The Quechan Indian Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation has developed the Quechan Tribe Water Conservation and Restoration Project to help ease pressure on the Colorado River’s water supplies. The project will focus on improving irrigation infrastructure and updating water management practices throughout the reservation with the goal of improving water use efficiency and decreasing diversions from the Colorado River. The project will support several critical improvements to irrigation infrastructure that supplies water for agricultural use on tribal farmland. This will involve building a new solar pumping station, retiring a point of diversion on the river, establishing new water delivery infrastructure, and initiating a rotational fallowing program.


* Project restores natural hydrologic conditions to facilitate improved capture and infiltration of surface water and groundwater recharge



Start Up Date:


Project Benefits:

Environmental Flow Restoration & Protection

Water Quality Improvement

Project Type:

Restoration of Natural Hydrology *


Fully Funded