The Spanish Acequias of San Antonio

The Spanish Acequias of San Antonio

by I. Waynne Cox

Pioneering account of San Antonio's Spanish-era acequia system

This is the first book on the extensive Spanish-era acequia system that supplied water to San Antonio for nearly two centuries. Using techniques brought to Spain from North Africa by the Moors, this 50-mile system of acequias—irrigation ditches—used a variety of ingenious techniques such as hollowed logs, diversion dams and ...

  • Paperback
  • 9781595347060
  • Published: January 2010