Water Resources Management and Efficiency Plan
September, 2015: The Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District has finalized the "Water Use and Water Recourses Management Efficiency Plan".
Want to learn more about
how you can save water? Try some of these water saving tips and be sure
to see our list of suggested
native vegetation available in our region.
Also, check out the xeriscaping page from the SEWCD for water-conserving landscaping ideas.
Water Saving Tips:
- Install water saving shower heads &
low flush mechanisms on toilets
- Chill drinking water in the refrigerator
instead of running the tap
- Use a compost pile instead of a garbage disposal
- Water lawns during the cooler times of the day
- Fix water leaks promptly
- Plant native vegetation
Water usage is measured two ways
- how much water a crop will consume, and how much total water is required
to put on that crop. The total water figure is higher because it
deals with water flowing back into the water table, water that evaporates
into the air, and water consumed by the crop.
How much water does it take?
Use the following chart to estimate the amount of water required to grow
each of the following crops.
First, pick out the closest measuring
station to your home. Then, enter the square footage or acreage
you want to plant in the appropriate space. The amount of water
consumed by the crop will be displayed.
Water Usage Table
These figures are based on TR
21 of the US Soil Conservation Service and are determined in that program
based on the climatological conditions at specific weather stations.
All figures are based on "Net Irrigation Requirements" in inches and a
50% chance of a Normal year.