acequia

[uh-sey-kyuh; Spanish ah-se-kyah]
noun, plural acequias [uh-sey-kyuhz; Spanish ah-se-kyahs] . Southwestern U.S.
an irrigation ditch.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; < Spanish < Arabic al-sāqiyah the irrigation ditch

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Often barely three feet wide and half that deep, the lowly acequia is a hand-dug, lovingly maintained ditch.
All of its lands are also surface irrigated from a main ditch which is owned and maintained by the respective acequia members.
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