ABSTRACT

Irrigation Organizations: Water Storage and Delivery Infrastructure   [open pdf - 14MB]

From the Abstract: "In 2018, 40 percent of all water applied to irrigated cropland came from an off-farm water source. Irrigation districts, ditch companies, acequias, and other water delivery organizations use infrastructure such as canals, reservoirs, and turnouts to transport, store, and deliver off-farm water to farms and ranches. This infrastructure is a critical part of an organization's ability to meet the water needs of irrigated agriculture. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2019 Survey of Irrigation Organizations is a nationally representative review of the water management organizations that deliver water to farms or influence on-farm groundwater use. This report leverages these survey data to provide an overview of the vital irrigation infrastructure owned and managed by water delivery organizations."

Report Number:
Economic Brief Number 32
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Date:
2021-10
Copyright:
Public Domain
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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service: https://www.ers.usda.gov/
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pdf
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