Shields Ranch Barley Field

Water Conservation

How Farmers and Craft Brewers Keep Rivers Flowing


Consumptive Water Use of Agricultural Products in Arizona

Crop Connsumptive Use is the amount of water taken from the system to produce a crop. Barley and corn have similar consumptive uses but a different growing season in the arid Southwest. The mean monthly streamflow in the Verde River compared to crop consumptive use demonstrates that corn needs water most when it is least available.

As of September 2019, 433 cumulated acres of farmland have been converted to barley, and subsequently, 425 million gallons of water have been kept in the Verde River since the beginning of the project.

Sinagua Malt

Sinagua Malt

284 N Homestead Parkway,
Camp Verde, AZ 86322