Irrigation trends in Kansas, 1991-2011

Fact Sheet 2013-3094
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This fact sheet examines trends in total reported irrigation water use and acres irrigated as well as irrigation water use by crop type and system type in Kansas for the years 1991 through 2011. During the 21-year period, total reported irrigation water diversions varied substantially from year to year as affected primarily by climatic fluctuations. Total reported acres irrigated remained comparatively constant during this time, although acreages of irrigated corn increased and center pivots with drop nozzles became the dominant system type used for irrigation.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Irrigation trends in Kansas, 1991-2011
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2013-3094
DOI 10.3133/fs20133094
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Kansas Water Science Center
Description 4 p.
Time Range Start 1991-01-01
Time Range End 2011-12-31
Country United States
State Kansas
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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