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Registered Irrigation Wells
in Nebraska

Total Irrigation Wells Registered in Nebraska

1966 – 2011

Year Wells Year Wells Year Wells Year Wells Year Wells Year Wells
1960 NA 1970 34,117 1980 63,821 1990 72,852 2000 82,478 2010 92,685
1961 NA 1971 35,685 1981 65,787 1991 73,883 2001 84,061 2011 92,467
1962 NA 1972 37,635 1982 68,319 1992 74,714 2002 86,101 2012 NA
1963 NA 1973 39,505 1983 69,471 1993 75,771 2003 86,233 2013 NA
1964 NA 1974 41,628 1984 70,233 1994 76,363 2004 89,304 2014 NA
1965 NA 1975 44,454 1985 70,767 1995 77,301 2005 89,343 2015 NA
1966 27,102 1976 49,478 1986 71,338 1996 77,301 2006 90,534 2016 NA
1967 28,842 1977 55,078 1987 71,587 1997 78,373 2007 91,609 2017 NA
1968 30,806 1978 60,084 1988 71,443 1998 79,395 2008 91,919 2018 NA
1969 32,755 1979 61,831 1989 71,858 1999 81,483 2009 92,233 2019 NA

Sources: 1966–2000. Nebraska Agricultural Statistics. Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Lincoln, NE.

2001–Present. Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, Lincoln, NE.

Note: NA = Not Available.

This table was updated on July 3, 2013.
Typically, there is one year between updates.