It's time for some rain
June 18, 2012
The latest USDA update says that about 60% of crop land in Iowa
and about 65% of agricultural land in Nebraska
is now short on moisture -- and to roughly the same degrees for both topsoil and subsoil. We're starting to see crop stress as a result, and that could hurt us economically in the Upper Midwest. Additionally, precipitation shortfalls are widely remedied in Nebraska through irrigation, which draws down natural water supplies and aquifers. Municipal water supplies, naturally, are affected by higher water demand as well, as households and businesses water their lawns.
Related items: water pressure booster stations
• canal gates for open-ditch irrigation
• well pumps