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Irrigated Acres in Nebraska
1964 – 2013

Year Acres Year Acres Year Acres Year Acres Year Acres Year Acres
1960 NA 1970 3,998,000 1980 7,200,000 1990 8,000,000 2000 8,150,000 2010 8,558,559
1961 NA 1971 4,200,000 1981 7,500,000 1991 8,100,000 2001 8,175,000 2011 8,558,559
1962 NA 1972 4,478,000 1982 7,600,000 1992 8,100,000 2002 8,175,000 2012 8,558,559
1963 NA 1973 4,783,000 1983 7,700,000 1993 8,100,000 2003 7,625,170 2013 9,097,038
1964 2,169,000 1974 5,050,000 1984 7,800,000 1994 8,100,000 2004 7,625,170 2014 NA
1965 NA 1975 5,400,000 1985 7,900,000 1995 8,100,000 2005 7,625,170 2015 NA
1966 3,100,000 1976 5,900,000 1986 7,900,000 1996 8,100,000 2006 7,625,170 2016 NA
1967 3,313,000 1977 6,400,000 1987 7,900,000 1997 8,100,000 2007 8,558,559 2017 NA
1968 3,605,000 1978 6,700,000 1988 7,900,000 1998 8,100,000 2008 8,558,559 2018 NA
1969 3,783,000 1979 6,950,000 1989 8,000,000 1999 8,100,000 2009 8,558,559 2019 NA

Sources: 1966 – 2001. Nebraska Agricultural Statistics. Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Lincoln, NE.

2002 – 2012. United States Department of Agriculture. National Agricultural Statistics Service.

2013 – Present. Nebraska Department of Revenue, Property Assessment Division: 2013 Annual Report and Updated Release.

Notes: Acres represent the total acres that have wells or ditch water available and could be irrigated if conditions warrant. Numbers in red have been revised.

This table was updated on February 25, 2014.
Typically, there are two years between updates.