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Distribution of the 1-square-kilometer cells where irrigated land in 2012 exceeded 50 percent of the cell area (blue-green dots) in Nebraska. Pink corresponds to declining annual, while yellow corresponds to declining irrigation-season precipitation rates
Distribution of the 1-square-kilometer cells where irrigated land in 2012 exceeded 50 percent of the cell area (blue-green dots) in Nebraska. Pink corresponds to declining annual, while yellow corresponds to declining irrigation-season precipitation rates

Research shows large-scale irrigation reduces local precipitation

Joe Szilagyi, a Conservation and Survey Division researcher, showed widespread irrigation resulted in a net moisture loss in Nebraska, a finding that could have worldwide water conservation implications if substantiated by further research. Continue reading…

Originally published February 27, 2018 - Submit an Item