Statewide Irrigation Water Conservation
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Ground and surface water conservation funding is being offered statewide to provide irrigators opportunity for cost-share assistance to increase system efficiency and provide for water savings. The water conservation and irrigation eligibility requirements of EQIP are as follows:
The land must have been irrigated two (2) of the five (5) years previous to application for EQIP.
Conservation measures applied through the EQIP must result in a net water savings to the operating unit.
Application Process, Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria
Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis, but only those received by the application ranking cut-off will be considered for the initial selections. Funding selections will be made exclusively from those applications received.
Applicants may apply by completing the NRCS-CPA-1200 Application Form and Appendix and submit it to their local NRCS Field Service Center.
Statewide Irrigation Ranking Criteria (PDF; 108 KB)
Eligible Practices and Payment Rates
Statewide IWC EQIP Practice Payment Rates (PDF; 32 KB)
Statewide EQIP IWC Screening tool (PDF; 68 KB)
The list of eligible conservation practices for the statewide Irrigation Water Management resource concerns is limited to the following with the same payment rates as the current statewide EQIP practice payment rates.
324- Deep Tillage
328- Conservation Crop Rotation
329- Residue Mgmt., No-till and Strip Till
345- Residue Mgmt., Mulch Till
346- Residue Mgmt., Ridge Till
332- Contour Buffer Strips
340- Cover Crop
351- Well Decommissioning
380- Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment
386- Field Border
393- Filter Strip
422- Hedgerow Planting
430- Irrigation Water Conveyance, Pipeline
441- Irrigation System, Micro-irrigation
442- Irrigation System, Sprinkler *
449- Irrigation Water Management
511- Forage Harvest Management
512- Forage and Biomass Planting
528- Prescribed Grazing
533- Pumping Plant
550- Range Planting
590- Nutrient Management
603- Herbaceous Wind Barriers
612- Tree/Shrub Establishment
614- Watering Facility
*No new systems, limited to conversion of an existing system.
Email: Joy Alspach
For additional information and assistance, contact your local NRCS Field Service Center.