Trends in irrigated acres and water applied, western States 1984-2008

Millions

Line Bar combo chart with 6 groups, 3 lines, and 2 bars per group.

Group 1, 1984.
Bar 1, Irrigated Acres -- Pressure (Sprinkler & Drip/Trickle) 14.6578.
Bar 2, Irrigated Acres -- Gravity 24.084967.
Line 1, Pressure Irrigation (Acre-feet) 20.97252.
Line 2, Gravity Irrigation (Acre-feet) 52.986923.
Line 3, Total Water Use (Acre-feet) 74.27439.
Group 2, 1988.
Bar 1, Irrigated Acres -- Pressure (Sprinkler & Drip/Trickle) 14.991394.
Bar 2, Irrigated Acres -- Gravity 22.731136.
Line 1, Pressure Irrigation (Acre-feet) 22.70489.
Line 2, Gravity Irrigation (Acre-feet) 50.0085.
Line 3, Total Water Use (Acre-feet) 72.88754.
Group 3, 1994.
Bar 1, Irrigated Acres -- Pressure (Sprinkler & Drip/Trickle) 18.500862.
Bar 2, Irrigated Acres -- Gravity 20.344444.
Line 1, Pressure Irrigation (Acre-feet) 25.247292.
Line 2, Gravity Irrigation (Acre-feet) 45.140602.
Line 3, Total Water Use (Acre-feet) 70.48728.
Group 4, 1998.
Bar 1, Irrigated Acres -- Pressure (Sprinkler & Drip/Trickle) 19.664875.
Bar 2, Irrigated Acres -- Gravity 19.164703.
Line 1, Pressure Irrigation (Acre-feet) 30.076454.
Line 2, Gravity Irrigation (Acre-feet) 45.52042.
Line 3, Total Water Use (Acre-feet) 76.18361.
Group 5, 2003.
Bar 1, Irrigated Acres -- Pressure (Sprinkler & Drip/Trickle) 24.210083.
Bar 2, Irrigated Acres -- Gravity 16.983063.
Line 1, Pressure Irrigation (Acre-feet) 36.103123.
Line 2, Gravity Irrigation (Acre-feet) 39.58078.
Line 3, Total Water Use (Acre-feet) 75.8919.
Group 6, 2008.
Bar 1, Irrigated Acres -- Pressure (Sprinkler & Drip/Trickle) 27.603048.
Bar 2, Irrigated Acres -- Gravity 15.023307.
Line 1, Pressure Irrigation (Acre-feet) 38.187805.
Line 2, Gravity Irrigation (Acre-feet) 35.646168.
Line 3, Total Water Use (Acre-feet) 74.19959.

Source: Summary completed by USDA's Economic Research Service using data from Farm & Ranch Irrigation Surveys (1984, 1988, 1994, 1998, 2003, and 2008), National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.