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Irrigated acreage in Tennessee Counties, 1934 to 2012 (Under revision)


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Robinson, J.A., 2018, Irrigated acreage in Tennessee Counties, 1934 to 2012: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Note: Data release is currently under revision Understanding water use needed for irrigation is central to water-resource planning and public decision making. Meeting this basic need requires accurate estimates of water withdrawals for irrigated lands and an understanding of how factors driving water-use needs are likely to change in the future. In order to assist local decision makers in Tennessee, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Water Resources (TDEC–DWR), evaluated past water-use and irrigation data to understand the effect of irrigation on groundwater resources in select counties in Tennessee. The irrigation data for Tennessee were obtained [...]



The purpose of this dataset is to provide irrigated acreage for Tennessee counties from 1934 to 2012. This dataset includes summary statistics for irrigated acreage over the 17 reporting periods, the top 10 counties with the largest number of irrigated acres, and a county-level analysis of changes in irrigated acreage between each reporting period.



  • USGS Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center

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