farmers conservation alliance

We work to keep the water flowing for farms, food, and fish.

Our Approach

FCA works with farmers, ranchers, and irrigators to modernize water delivery systems throughout the west.

What’s At Stake

An expanding population, persistent droughts, declining fish populations, and aging irrigation infrastructure are stressing our water resources. Creating efficiencies is no longer just a pipe dream, it’s a societal mandate. FCA is committed to seeing that happen all over the American West, starting with Oregon. In partnership with rural communities, our work focuses on the pursuit of water management solutions that benefit both agriculture and the environment.

  • 1 Million
    Diversions in the Western United States
  • 80%
    Diversions used for Agriculture
  • 75-100 Years
    Age of Current Infrastructure
  • 30-70%
    Water loss via canal delivery
  • MWs
    of Energy Used to Deliver Water
  • GWs
    of Renewable Energy Generation
Gallons of water conserved through irrigation modernization efforts in Farmers Irrigation District, Hood River, Oregon
Savings in Operation and Maintenance cost over 30 years for the Farmers Irrigation District, Hood River, Oregon