Irigation practices during long-term drought in the south- east of America

James E. Hook, Kerry A. Harrison, Gerrit Hoogenboom, Daniel L. Thomas, Larry Guerra, Vijendra Boken

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During the period from mid-1998 to 2002, Georgia witnessed one of the worst droughts in its history when the farmers and other water users had to adjust their water use in response to increased water demand. Engineers, researchers, and statisticians at the University of Gergia (UGA) designed a statewide irrigation monitoring program, Agriculture Water Pumping (AWP), that met the dual needs of rapid startup and a modest budget. The AWP program provided Georgia with a comprehensive examination of water use amounts by Georgia farmers. Irrigation amounts were seen to vary by year, region, water source, irrigation system, and month of the year related to the type of crop produced with various systems and water sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages7
Specialist publicationInternational Water and Irrigation
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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