Skip

NRCS and Partners Help Meet Crop Irrigation Needs in Lincoln County

Highlights in Conservation icon

NRCS and Partners Help Meet Crop Irrigation Needs in Lincoln County

Location icon
Lincoln County, City of Odessa

Project Summary icon
Installing a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) on irrigation pump system.

Image: Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) on irrigation pump system, pumping plant.

Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) on irrigation pump system, pumping plant.

Conservation Partners icon
NRCS, Inland Power, Circle I Farms, and John Klingeman (TSP).

Resource Challenges icon
Meeting crop irrigation needs without over irrigating adjacent circles on the same pumping system while reducing energy usage.

Conservation Program Used icon
EQIP, Inland Power & Light Cost Share (C/S)

Innovations and Highlights icon
Combining NRCS and Inland Power & Light C/S and coordinating with all parties involved for installation.

Image: Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) on irrigation pump system, control panel.

Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) on irrigation pump system, control panel.

Results and Accomplishments icon
A system that reaches a level of irrigation water management which allows the producer to apply irrigation water to each specific crop without over irrigating adjacent crops on irrigation systems that are connected to the same pumping plant. Water and energy efficiencies are both increased.

Contact icon

Shawn Woodard, Resource Conservation Specialist, Davenport, WA, (509) 725-4181
 

NRCS, Summer 2011

 

< Back to... Highlights in Conservation
< Back to... News