The South Carolina Agricultural Water Use and Irrigation Survey
Which organizations are collecting water data?
|Which organizations are collecting water data?|
|County/Basin of Withdrawal|
|Surface Water Withdrawal Volume (>3MGM)|
|Ground Water Withdrawal Volume (>3MGM)|
|Ground Water Level|
|Reported Use By Sector|
|Estimated Pump Capacity|
|# of Intakes|
|Surface Water Withdrawals (<3MGM)|
|Ground Water Withdrawals (<3MGM)|
|Type of Crop Irrigated|
|Total Acres Irrigated|
|Total Acres Per Crop Irrigated|
|Irrigation Type (center pivot, linear move, surface drip, etc.)|
|Average Annual Cost of Operation|
|Power Requirements and Operating Pressure Range|
|Irrigation Scheduling Information|
Conducted by Clemson Cooperative Extension.
The South Carolina Agricultural Water Use and Irrigation Survey was designed by Clemson PSA water researchers and Extension agents to collect scientific data on agricultural water use that will then be utilized to make informed management decisions about South Carolina’s water resources.
Data is being collected statewide by Clemson Cooperative Extension agents on use of surface-and groundwater-supplied irrigation systems.
Clemson Cooperative Extension agents are visiting farm operations throughout the state, meeting with producers to understand their agricultural water usage, and input the survey data into a centralized water use database. No individually identifiable farm information will be associated with the water use data.
- Abundant surface and groundwater is essential to the success of South Carolina’s $42 billion agriculture and natural resources economy.
- Effective water resource planning and management relies on comprehensive, data-driven assessment of water resource health.
- Thorough and accurate reporting of water use for irrigation will provide baseline data for informing policy-makers and preserving legal withdrawals for agricultural use.
- Data you provide will help Clemson University researchers and scientists paint a complete picture of water use in the state.
- By filling data gaps, we can tell the entire story of how the state’s water is used.