Utah State University Extension
We explored water use management and trends in irrigated agriculture in the U.S. West using operator-level USDA-NASS Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey (FRIS)/Irrigation and Water Management Survey (IWMS) data aggregated for the first time to the county instead of state scale. Our hope is that this study will guide water managers in developing regional conservation programs, inform extension and research initiatives related to irrigation, promote grower-informed water conservation education, and provide researchers with key information regarding if, how, and why growers consider water conservation in irrigation decision-making.
Yost, Matt; Schumacher, Britta L.; Johnson, LuRee; Burchfield, Emily; and Barker, Burdette, "County-Level View of Irrigation Trends in Utah and the West" (2022). All Current Publications. Paper 2282.