Water Related Land Use

Water Related Land Use

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Water Related Land Use


Data Type: GIS Data Layer
Steward(s): DNR

Abstract:
Water usage-related polygon map data, published annually by the Utah Division of Water Resources at DNR that depicts the types and extent of irrigated crops, as well as information concerning phreatophytes, wet/open water areas, dry land agriculture and residential/industrial areas.

The primary business driver for this dataset is for constructing and analyzing the state's annual water budget.

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Water Related Land Use

WRLUAs part of developing and updating the State Water Plan, the Utah Division of Water Resources collects water-related land use data for the entire state. This data includes the types and extent of irrigated crops as well as information concerning phreatophytes, wet/open water areas, dry land agriculture and residential/industrial areas.

The data produced by the water-related land use program are used for various planning purposes. Some of these include: determining cropland water use, evaluating irrigated land losses and conversion to urban uses, planning for new water development, estimating irrigated acreages for any area, and developing water budgets. Additionally, the data are utilized by many other state and federal agencies. Water-related land use can be used to depict Irrigation type (Irrigated, Sub-Irrigated, Non-Irrigated, Riparian, Urban, etc),

crop type and land cover,

or, irrigation and land use types.

See accompanying FGDC metadata for description of extensive Land Use, Irrigation Type, and Vegetation Cover codes.

There are no constraints or warranties with regard to the use of this dataset.
Questions regarding this dataset can be directed to Aaron Austin at the Utah Division of Water Resources.

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