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Every five years since 1950, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water Use Information Program (NWUIP) has compiled water use information in the United States and published a circular report titled "Estimated use of water in the United States", that includes estimates of water withdrawals by State, sources of water withdrawals (groundwater or surface water), and water use category (irrigation, public supply, industrial, thermoelectric, etc.). This report discusses the impact of important considerations when estimating irrigated acreage and irrigation withdrawals, including estimates of conveyance loss, irrigation system efficiencies, pasture, horticulture, golf courses, and double cropping.
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...


    map background search result map search result map Irrigated acreage in Tennessee Counties, 1934 to 2012 (Under revision) Irrigated acreage in Tennessee Counties, 1934 to 2012 (Under revision)