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noun - plural: acequias

  1. [context: used in the Southwestern US or in reference to Spain] an acequia, an irrigation ditch


  1. Acequia is a city in Minidoka County, Idaho, United States. The population was 124 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Burley, Idaho Micropolitan Statistical Area.
  2. Acequia is an unincorporated community located in Douglas County, Colorado, United States.


Acequia is a musical group.

  • album: "La Fuerza del Rock"


Acequia: An acequia or séquia is a community-operated watercourse used in Spain and former Spanish colonies in the Americas for irrigation. Particularly in Spain, the Andes, northern Mexico, and the modern-day American Southwest, acequias are usually historically engineered canals that carry snow runoff or river water to distant fields. It can also refer to the long central pool in a Moorish garden, such as the Alhambra.

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Google previewOver-allocation and the Doctrine of Prior Appropriation: Water Rights Settlement Agreements in New Mexico (2008)

Physically, an acequia is a ditch, usually an earthen hand-dug channel, that conveys water from a river or stream to agricultural fields and communities. Institutionally, an acequia refers to a public entity that allocates and distributes water to its ...

Google preview"El Agua Es la Vida" (water is Life): Water Conflict and Conquest in Nineteenth Century New Mexico (2008)

Acequia means more than just the irrigation ditch itself; it also connotes the system of managing...

Google previewConsidering Research (2011)

Reflecting Upon Current Themes in Architectural Research by Architectural Research Centers Consortium. Spring Conference

The acequia is a complex system of waterways that forges a democratic social network. The relationships associated with this infrastructural network provided an opportunity to use digital mapping and digital media techniques as a means of ...

Google previewDK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Spain (2011)

by Josephine Quintero, Mary-Ann Gallagher

Sala Regia The Patio de la Acequia is an enclosed oriental garden built round a long central ...

Google previewMexican Americans and the Environment (2005)

Tierra Y Vida by Devon Gerardo Pe–a

The Acequia: A Watershed Democracy The acequia is a gravity-driven, earthenwork, communally managed irrigation institution with roots in late antiquity and strong Arabic influences. Acequia is derived from the Arabic term as -Saquiya, which ...

Google previewSouthwest Aquatic Habitats (2013)

On the Trail of Fish in a Desert by Daniel Shaw

An acequia is a type of canal dug by humans.

Google previewChicano Culture, Ecology, Politics (1998)

Subversive Kin by Devon Gerardo Pena

The acequia is a cultural institution that firmly rejects the unholy alliance between the scientific jargon of hydrology and the commodifying value system of capitalism.17 An Heirloom Orchard In the northeastern corner of the Gallegos ...

Google previewThe Environmental Justice Reader (2002)

Politics, Poetics, & Pedagogy by Joni Adamson, Mei Mei Evans, Rachel Stein

The acequia is a communally managed institution that is organized under the authority of local customary practices. Historically across the Rio Arriba, the acequia as a civic institution for local self- governance has emphasized three normative ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Islam (2008)

by Cyril Glassé

The Spanish word acequia ("watering ditch") is derived from the Arabic saqiyah. The Acequia Madre irrigation systems used by the Spanish in South America and the American southwest are ultimately contributions of Arab science to the New ...

Google previewDictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases (1950)

by Ph. D Newmark

acequia. Ditch [Sp] acer. Sharp; keen; genus of maple trees [L] acera. Sidewalk [Sp] acer saccharinum. Silver maple [L] acer accharum. Sugar maple [L] acetiam. And also [L] acetum. Vinegar [L] acetum italicum. Italian vinegar ...

Google previewGarden History Reference Encyclopedia

Historic books etc on garden design and landscape architecture by Tom Turner

Entrance fee Garden Tour Map: Click for map with garden location See Website: Generalife Text Reference Garden Description: The Court of the Long Pond (Patio de la Acequia) is perhaps the most photographed garden feature in Europe.

Google previewA dictionary of altitudes in the United States (1892)

by Geological Survey (U.S.)

J Academy Mountain, Ga Acequia, Colo • Ackerman, Miss Ackermanville, Pa Acklcy, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering (2012)

by Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard

acequia An irrigation canal/ ditch used in Spain and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Local History (2000)

by Carol Kammen, Norma Prendergast

Hispanics established acequia communities and codified 416 South Asians.

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Small photo of Granada, Spain - 9 December,2015 : Patio de la Acequia (Court of the Water Channel) with water fountain and beautiful garden, Granada, Spain on 9 December 2015 inSmall photo of The Acequia courtyard architecture detail, El Generalife palace, Alhambra monument (711-1492),Granada,Andalucia,Spain,EuropeSmall photo of View of the Patio de la Acequia in the Palacio del Generalife, part of the La Alhambra complex in Granada, Spain.Small photo of GRANADA, SPAIN - JUNE 14, 2016: Patio de la Acequia, Fountain and gardens in Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain on June 14, 2016Small photo of Amanecer en la acequia de Manresa (Cataluña, España)Small photo of Amanecer en la acequia de Manresa (Cataluña, España)Small photo of View of the Patio de la Acequia in the Palacio del Generalife, part of the La Alhambra complex in Granada, Spain. More...

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