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Dashboard for Agricultural Water Use and Nutrient Management

Agricultural producers in the Corn Belt are navigating increasingly complex decisions as they grow food and energy crops while facing a changing climate and greater extremes in temperature and rainfall. Routine decisions such as crop choice, fertilizer use, and irrigation scheduling have wide-ranging impacts on water availability and quality, nutrient loss, agricultural production, and ecosystem sustainability at multiple scales.

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Water for Tomorrow

The largest freshwater aquifer in the world, the Ogallala, has been an entire generation’s primary source for agricultural and public groundwater in eastern Colorado and six Great Plains states.