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Irrigation Pipeline

Practice Code: 430
Reporting Unit: Feet (Ft.)

A pipeline and appurtenances installed to convey water for storage or application, as part of an irrigation water system.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Convey of water from a source of supply to an irrigation system or storage reservoir
  • Assures adequate water supply
  • Protects water quality
  • Increases crop yields
  • Increases profitability

Ground Disturbing Potential of Conservation Practices

This is a potential ground disturbing conservation practice. Any project with ground disturbing or potential ground disturbing practices planned may need to be submitted for review by the State Historic Preservation Officer and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. Please see the Cultural Resources Review Process Flowchart for an outline of this process. View a list of conservation practices used in New York State, and their ground disturbing potential.   

Conservation Practice Documents

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideDocuments associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Irrigation System, Microirrigation (441)
Irrigation Water Management (449)
Pond (378)
Water Well (642)

Additional Information

The following web sites provide additional information related to this conservation practice.

Irrigation and Water Use - USDA Economic Research Service
NRCS Irrigation - USDA NRCS, Water Quality and Water Quantity

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forest land, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.


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