Crop Water Report (8/2)

Over the past week, corn used 2.22 inches.
Expected use by corn for this week is 2.32 inches.

Over the past week, beets used 1.61 inches.
Expected use by beets for this week is 1.68 inches.

Over the past week, potatoes used 1.87 inches.
Expected use by potatoes for this week is 1.96 inches.

Over the past week, dry beans used 1.78 inches.
Expected use by dry beans for this week is 1.86 inches.

Over the past week, soybeans used 2.20 inches.
Expected use by soybeans for this week is 2.30 inches.

Over the past week, sunflowers used 2.42 inches.
Expected use by sunflowers for this week is 2.53 inches.

Over the past week, alfalfa used 2.20 inches.
Expected use by alfalfa for this week is 2.30 inches.

Over the past week, actively growing lawns used 2.50 inches.
Expected use by actively growing lawns for this week 2.60 inches.

In the past week average ET gauge readings were 2.19 inches. The average rainfall for the district was 0.01 inches.
The weather forecast for the next week shows highs staying in the 90s and lows in the 60s.

It will remain hazy through the middle of the week, then it will be mostly sunny and hot through the rest of the week and into the weekend.

In the last week, soil moisture monitoring station 1 showed 28% water available at 12”, 33% water available at 24”, and 24% water available at 36”. The producer did irrigate. Remember this is in a Sandy Loam soil type with Corn planted and will vary depending on site, weather, irrigation management, topography, crop, and soil type.

The crop water use report is completed using the average growth stage for each crop and ET gauge reading from across the district. To find the conversion for your specific crop growth stage, visit https://nawmn.unl.edu/GrowthStageData.

For more information or to inquire about ET gauges or soil moisture monitoring equipment, please contact Erin Lee at the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District at 308.432.6190 or visit our website at www.unwnrd.org. We are committed to helping Nebraskans conserve and protect groundwater.

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