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Estimated crop irrigation water use withdrawals in Harquahala Irrigation Non-Expansion Area Groundwater Basin, Arizona for 2020

April 20, 2022

Observations of irrigated agricultural land within the Harquahala Irrigation Non-Expansion Area Groundwater Basin in Arizona. Crops were verified in situ three times in 2020 on first on March 11th, then on May 27th, and finally on August 11th; based on digitized field boundaries. Field boundaries were digitized from U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Imagery Program images dated 2019 and supplemented with Landsat and Sentinel2 imagery collections accessed via the U.S. Geological Survey LandLook Viewer (https://landlook.usgs.gov/) and Sentinel Hub, Sentinel Playground (https://apps.sentinel-hub.com/sentinel-playground). Satellite images were also used to identify the length of the growing season and crop condition. [...]

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