irrigation water use

What is irrigation water use?

irrigation water use meaning water that is applied by an irrigation system to assist crop and pasture growth, or to maintain vegetation on recreational lands such as parks and golf courses. Irrigation includes water that is applied for pre-irrigation, frost protection, chemical application, weed control, field preparation, harvesting, dust suppression, leaching of salts from the root zone. Irrigation water use estimates also include conveyance losses. See also conveyance loss, microirrigation system, sprinkler irrigation system, and surface irrigation system.

 

reference: USGS – Water Use Terminology