Irrigation Season Completed, Projects Planned for Offseason
Much like the entire state of Nebraska, Central irrigation customers battled drought conditions throughout the growing season.
Rainfall at the Holdrege gauge measured 12.81 inches from April-September with 10.51 in. measured during the delivery season. By comparison 19.22 in. was received from April-Sept. in 2021. The 65-year average precipitation between April and September is 18.77 in.
Central customers applied approximately 8.67 acres-inches in 2022 on the Phelps, E65 and E67 systems.
The irrigation division now focuses on canal maintenance and repair projects until the system fills back up this spring. A few major projects include reshaping small canal laterals on the Phelps Canal and building new concrete walls along E65 system.