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GIS shapefile and related summary data describing irrigated agricultural land use in Hillsborough County, Florida for the 2018 growing season


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Marella, R.L., Dixon, J.F., and Reich, J.F., 2019, GIS shapefile and related summary data describing irrigated agricultural land use in Hillsborough County, Florida for the 2018 growing season (ver. 1.1, May 2019): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The GIS shapefile and summary table provide irrigated agricultural land-use for Hillsborough County, Florida through a cooperative project between the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Office of Agricultural Water Policy. Information provided in the shapefile includes the location of irrigated land field-verified between November 2017 and September 2018, crop type, irrigation system type, and primary water source used in Hillsborough County, Florida. A map in pdf format is provided to illustrate shapefile information for the county. First posted March 12, 2019 Revised May 20, 2019, ver.1.1

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SDC Data Owner :
Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
Point of Contact :
Richard L Marella
Originator :
Richard L Marella, Joann F Dixon, Jacqueline F Reich
Metadata Contact :
Joann F Dixon
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey

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Hillsborough_AG_map.pdf 1.06 MB
Version_History_1.1.txt 645 Bytes


The data release provides a detailed digital field-verified shapefile of irrigated agricultural land-use within Hillsborough County, Florida and a table summarizing the results for the 2018 growing season (November 2017 through September 2018). The land-use shapefile and acreage table produced for this study will be compared to the Florida Statewide Agricultural Irrigation Demand (FSAID) Irrigated Lands Geodatabase (IGL), version V (The Balmoral Group, 2017) totals for Hillsborough County, in an effort to help validate the irrigated crop acreages estimated in 2015 and to provide a better basis for the next set of estimates in 2020. Field-verified data on crop type, irrigated lands, and acreage summaries provide FDACS a more accurate basis for estimating current and future water demands. Details on the procedures and methodologies used for mapping and field verification in Hillsborough County are the same as those used for Polk County, Florida, and can be found in Marella and others (2017). Reference: Marella, R.L., Berry, D.R., and Dixon, J.F., 2017, Agricultural irrigated land-use inventory for Polk County, Florida, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1082, 14 p.,, The Balmoral Group, 2017, Florida Statewide Agricultural Irrigation Demand Estimated Agricultural Water Demand, 2016 – 2040; Version V: Winter Park, Fla., The Balmoral Group, 33 p.


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Revision 1.1 by Joann Dixon on 5/20/2019. To review the changes that were made, see “Version_History_1.1.txt” in the attached files section. May 20, 2019 metadata records were updated by Joann Dixon to include new process steps outlining changes to the spreadsheet table. The citation was also updated to show new version.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P9ZNRQWV

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