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Agricultural Water Use

This section of the chapter first examines the general divisions among types of water use before focusing on the primary agricultural use of water: irrigation.

Water uses can be separated into two broad categories:

Figure 2.3: 1990 irrigation withdrawals, as the percent of total freshwater withdrawals (USGS, 1990)
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Andy Wingo 2001-12-10