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Fact Sheet 2013–3094

Irrigation Trends in Kansas, 1991–2011

By Joan F. Kenny and Kyle E. Juracek

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This fact sheet examines trends in total reported irrigation water use and acres irrigated as well as irrigation water use by crop type and system type in Kansas for the years 1991 through 2011. During the 21-year period, total reported irrigation water diversions varied substantially from year to year as affected primarily by climatic fluctuations. Total reported acres irrigated remained comparatively constant during this time, although acreages of irrigated corn increased and center pivots with drop nozzles became the dominant system type used for irrigation.

First posted October 22, 2013

For additional information contact:
Director, Kansas Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
4821 Quail Crest Place
Lawrence, KS 66049

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Suggested citation:

Kenny, J.F., and Juracek, K.E., 2013, Irrigation trends in Kansas, 1991–2011: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013–3094, 4 p.,




Total Irrigation Water Use

Irrigation Water Use by Crop Type

Irrigation Water Use by System Type

Irrigation Application Rates by Crop Type and System Type


References Cited

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