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1950 Census of Agriculture: Volume 3. Irrigation of Agricultural Lands

Volume III, Irrigation of Agricultural Lands, is one of the four principal reports presenting the results of the 1950 Census of Agriculture, and is published in18 parts by States.  (Title page, List of Reports, and Contents are in the PDF to the right.)

This volume provides States reports with data for counties and drainage basins and a summary for the United States, including number of enterprises, irrigation works and equipment, source of water, new capital investment since 1940, cost of irrigation water, number of farms and acreage irrigated, and quantity of water used for irrigation purposes.

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A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.


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