Irrigation Water Management
Practice Code: 449
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)
Irrigation water management is the process of determining and controlling the volume, frequency and application rate of irrigation water in a planned, efficient manner.
Purposes and Benefits
Protects water quality
Optimizes available water supplies
Increases crop yields
Conservation Practice Support Documents
Support Documents for this conservation practice are available for download from an abbreviated version of Section IV of the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).
All support documents 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 Pipeline (430)
Irrigation System, Microirrigation (441)
Conservation Activity Plans (CAP)
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) offers financial assistance for payment of practices and conservation activities involving the development of plans appropriate for the eligible land. The conservation practice associated with plan development is known as a “Conservation Activity Plan” or CAP.
Irrigation Water Management Plan (118)
If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.
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