Agricultural Water Conservation – Best Management Practices: Overview

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Year Published: 2008
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Author: Texas Water Development Board
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Agriculture has always been one of the mainstays of the Texas economy. It is, in fact, the second largest industry in the state, generating about $85 billion a year. Along with agriculture’s dedicated producers and Texas’ diverse climate, one of the state’s most valuable resources fuels this impressive productivity: water. Irrigated agriculture is Texas’ single greatest water consumer and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. It currently uses about 9 million acre-feet annually on over 6 million acres. Most of that water, 73 percent, is groundwater.

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URL: http://www.twdb.texas.gov/publications/brochures/conservation/doc/AgConsBMPoverview.pdf
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Texas; Reservoir; Irrigation; Coastal Basin; Aquifer; Irrigated Agriculture; Water Supply

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