This data layer provides an inventory of active center pivot irrigation systems in Nebraska for the 2005 growing season. Center pivots were identified using multi-date 2005 Landsat 5 satellite imagery and 2005 Farm Service Agency (FSA) Ortho Imagery. This project is part of a joint research project with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources.
Identifying irrigated areas provides important information necessary to supplement the hydrologic modeling in Nebraska. Irrigation data serve a variety of purposes, from water resources planning to land use planning. This data could also be used for watershed analysis and other natural resource management activities.