This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Data Release represents geospatial and tabular data on irrigation water use in Kansas. The data release was produced in compliance with open data requirements. The dataset consists of 3 separate items with similar attributes aggregated to different geographic extents: 1. Kansas counties; 2. Kansas regional planning areas used in the Kansas Water Plan; and 3. Kansas irrigation water-use analysis regions.
Reported 2014 water withdrawn for irrigation, acres irrigated, and application rates along with the published application rate statistics from the previous 4 years (201013) are shown with the 2014 statistics and are used to calculate a 5-year average. The 2014 annual total precipitation and the current 30-year climatic normal (based on 19812010) are also shown. Other data published in this data release include the amount of water used, irrigated acres, and application rates by crop type and the amount of water used and acres irrigated are further grouped by irrigation method. Total reported irrigation water use in 2014 was 3.3 million acre-feet of water applied to 3.0 million irrigated acres.