The Spanish Acequias of San AntonioPioneering 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 acequiasirrigation ditchesused a variety of ingenious techniques such as hollowed logs, diversion dams and ...
“The crowning achievement of Waynne Cox's work in archaeology. It is the only definitive text on the irrigation system built by the Spanish in the early 1700s.”— San Antonio Express-News
“The strengths of the book are many. It is concise, readable and fairly well illustrated. The maps in particular . . . show clearly the location, extent and complexity of the major acequias and their branches. . . . This is an essential book for historians of Texas and the Southwest, and recommended for anyone who wants to understand how San Antonio developed over the last three centuries or who simply has an interest in water use in the region.”— Journal of South Texas
- TOMFRA Book Award from the Texas Catholic Historic Society