Water Consumption: Agricultural Water Consumption/Irrigation (by province and territory)

Water Consumption: Agricultural Water Consumption/Irrigation (by province and territory) Irrigation is the provision of water to crops beyond what is provided by local rainfall. Irrigation is a vital part of agriculture in certain areas of Canada like the southern Prairies and the interior of British Columbia. The amount of water that needs to be withdrawn for irrigation varies annually. It depends on winter precipitation, and weather and soil moisture during the growing season. Irrigation can have both positive and negative effects on the environment. 2022-03-14 Natural Resources Canada geoinfo@nrcan.gc.ca Economics and IndustryInformation and Communicationsaquatic ecosystemsirrigationmap Download the English JP2 File through HTTPJP2 https://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/atlas_6_ed/eng/669_agricultural_water_consumption_provinces_territories.jp2 Download the English ZIP (PDF,JPG) file through HTTPZIP https://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/atlas_6_ed/eng/669_agricultural_water_consumption_provinces_territories.zip Download the French JP2 File through HTTPother https://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/atlas_6_ed/fra/669_consommation_agricole_eau_irrigation_province.jp2 Download the French ZIP (PDF, JPG) File through HTTPZIP https://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/atlas_6_ed/fra/669_consommation_agricole_eau_irrigation_province.zip

Irrigation is the provision of water to crops beyond what is provided by local rainfall. Irrigation is a vital part of agriculture in certain areas of Canada like the southern Prairies and the interior of British Columbia. The amount of water that needs to be withdrawn for irrigation varies annually. It depends on winter precipitation, and weather and soil moisture during the growing season. Irrigation can have both positive and negative effects on the environment.

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