Irrigation Wells Installed per Decade

Irrigation Wells Installed in Nebraska by Decade

The first irrigation wells were installed in the 1930s and 1940s. As power sources and well drilling methods became modernized in the late 1940s the number of irrigation wells installed increased to approximately 14,000 wells per decade. New well installation peaked in the 1970s. Since the 70's about 10,000 wells were installed each decade.

Graph of wells installed per decade