Irrigation water use in Kansas, 2013

Data Series 981
Prepared in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources



This report, prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources, presents derivative statistics of 2013 irrigation water use in Kansas. The published regional and county-level statistics from the previous 4 years (2009–12) are shown with the 2013 statistics and are used to calculate a 5-year average. An overall Kansas average and regional averages also are calculated and presented. Total reported irrigation water use in 2013 was 3.3 million acre-feet of water applied to 3.0 million irrigated acres.

Suggested Citation

Lanning-Rush, J.L., 2016, Irrigation water use in Kansas, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 981, 12 p.,

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Purpose and Scope
  • Annual Irrigation Water-Use Reporting
  • Description of Irrigation Water-Use Statistics Calculated
  • Surface-Water Ditch Companies and Irrigation Districts
  • Summary
  • References Cited
  • Appendix

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Irrigation water use in Kansas, 2013
Series title Data Series
Series number 981
DOI 10.3133/ds981
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Kansas Water Science Center
Description Report: iv, 12 p.; Tables 6-12; Appendix: 2 p.
Country United States
State Kansas
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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