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Water Use for Irrigation in Michigan, 2001

Fact Sheet 2005-3079

By Michele L. Morenz, Ron L. Van Til1, and Carol L. Luukkonen

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Abstract

Each year, water-use data for Michigan are compiled or estimated by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), working in cooperation with the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS). The resulting information provides a category-by-category profile of over 4,200 facilities throughout the State. The data are reported in the Michigan Water Use Reporting Program, which provides needed information for water-resources planning and enhances public understanding of the value of sustaining water resources within the Great Lakes Basin. The primary goal of the program is to inventory, analyze, and report baseline data for major water uses.

 

Each year, water-use data for Michigan are compiled or estimated by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), working in cooperation with the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS). The resulting information provides a category-by-category profile of over 4,200 facilities throughout the State. The data are reported in the Michigan Water Use Reporting Program, which provides needed information for water-resources planning and enhances public understanding of the value of sustaining water resources within the Great Lakes Basin. The primary goal of the program is to inventory, analyze, and report baseline data for major water uses.


Citation:

Michele L. Morenz, Ron L. Van Til, and Carol L. Luukkonen, 2005, Water Use for Irrigation in Michigan, 2001, Date Posted: February 6, 2006: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2005-3079, 4 p.
[http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/FS2005-3079/]

Contents

Figures

Figure 1. Total irrigation withdrawals for Michigan, by county, 2001.

Figure 2. Sources of water for irrigation withdrawals in Michigan, 2001.

Figure 3. Agricultural irrigation for Michigan, by county, 2001.

Figure 4. Agricultural irrigation for Michigan, by hydrologic basin, 2001.

Figure 5. Golf-course irrigation for Michigan, by county, 2001.

Figure 6. Golf-course irrigation for Michigan, by hydrologic basin, 2001.

Figure 7. Total withdrawals for agricultural and golf-course irrigation for Michigan, 1997-2001.

Figure 8. Average monthly precipitation for the growing season (May-September) and year for Michigan, 1997-2001. (National Climatic Data Center).

Figure 9. Source of water withdrawals for irrigation in Michigan, 1997-2001.

References

Andresen, Jeff; Moen, Tom; Ritchie, Joe; Baer, Brian; Johnson, Jim; Savona, Chris; Swartz, Mark; and Van Til, Ron, 2000, Estimated Water Use for Agricultural Irrigation in Michigan: 1997-1999. MDEQ, MDA, and MSU (unpublished report).

National Climatic Data Center, 2004, Climate at a Glance, accessed on March 17, 2004, at
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/cag3/mi.html


1Michigan Department of Environmental Quality


For additional information, contact:

U.S. Geological Survey
Michigan Water Science Center
6520 Mercantile Way, Suite 5
Lansing, MI 48911-5991
mi_dc@usgs.gov
or visit our Web site at:
http://mi.water.usgs.gov

 

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Water Bureau
Constitution Hall, 2 North
525 West Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30273
Lansing, MI 48909
http://michigan.gov/deqmichiganwateruse





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