* Although the U.S. Geological Survey collects data every five years, there are a few years of delay in releasing the data in order to fully process it.
Years Available: 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015
Permanent Link: http://data.sagepub.com/sagestats/6418
General Notes: *Median value gives the value for the "average" county for this metric, the 50th percentile of all counties reporting data. **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, crop cooling, harvesting, dust suppression, leaching of salts from the root zone, and conveyance losses. An irrigation system in which water is applied by means of perforated pipes or nozzles operated under pressure so as to form a spray pattern. Also known as "spraying."