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Ground-water use in Arkansas is about 7.5 billion gallons a day (2005) of which 6.9 billion gallons is used for irrigation alone. There is some 4.7 million acres of cropland in Arkansas that is irrigated and of this 84 percent is irrigated with ground-water. The growth in ground-water use has grown by some 632 percent from 1965-2005 just for irrigation alone.

comparison of ground water use for irrigation from 1965 to 2005
Comparison of ground water use in irrigation from 1965 to 2005.


Holland, T.W., 2007, Water use in Arkansas, 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific
InvestigationsReport 2007-5241

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