The Alameda Drain
and what I found there
I recently moved to a house in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that is located near what is known as the Alameda Drain. The drain is part of a system of ditches and acequias developed by the native inhabitants to irrigate crops. When Spanish settlers arrived in the 1600 and 1700s, they recognized the utility of the system and continued to use and develop it.