Status: Complete

Zurite is a small rural village of approximately 4,000 people in the Andean highlands of Peru. All families in Zurite rely, at least in part, on agriculture. The climate is strongly seasonal, with rainfall from December to May, and a dry season from June through November. The hydrology of the Ramuschaka Watershed, which drains through the western sector of Zurite, has not been quantified. The community requires detailed information to guides sustainable water management practices. This project will use a multidisciplinary, cross culture study that will use geologic mapping, geophysical surveys, hydrologic, and topography measurements to generate a hydrogeologic model for the Ramuschaka Watershed. The information generated will be used to design, and assist in the construction of, a reservoir and irrigation canal network for the SW sector of Zurite.