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Irrigation Water Use DLESE Reviewed Collection
Part of the USGS Water Science for Schools site, this resource defines irrigation water use and includes several tables and maps showing water use by various irrigation systems, by state, by crop, and by percentage of fresh water available. Students and teachers can look at their state and see 1990 data for how much ground water and how much ground water and surface water is used for irrigation. Various irrigation systems are defined, described, and pictured, along with a discussion of their relative efficiencies. A Spanish translation is available.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Ref. material
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Agricultural science
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-217
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: US Geological Survey

Contact: H. Perlman
US Geological Survey