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NMSU's Engineering New Mexico! schedules water seminar

New Mexico State University's "Engineering New Mexico!" program will present a seminar on "Wells, Pumps, Etc.," on Feb. 11 to help improve water management during the ongoing drought in Southern New Mexico.

The seminar, developed by the civil engineering department, will provide technical information on water management and on design and operation of wells and pumping systems. The seminar is intended for farmers, water managers and people who are involved in developing and operating water systems.

Topics to be covered in the seminar include: principles of wells and pumps, power units selection and operation, the Lower Rio Grande Adjudication and Operation Agreement, irrigation scheduling, the National Resources Conservation Service Water Conservation Program, how to drill a well and the effect of irrigation on pecan yield.

The seminar will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 on the NMSU campus in Hernandez Hall, Room 103. There is no charge for the seminar, but advance registration is required. For more information contact Elvia Cisneros at 575-646-3802.

Engineering New Mexico! is an outreach effort within the College of Engineering to provide professional development and continuing education for the engineering profession, business assistance and STEM programs for K-12.