This dataset shows the total irrigated agricultural land area across New Zealand for 2002 and 2017. Agricultural land irrigated in 2017 is broken down by types of irrigation systems and farm type.
Although it enables and improves farming, irrigation can also have adverse consequences relating to recreation, and can increase pollution and leaching of contaminants into waterways. Irrigation can affect the natural form and character of land (eg dry land to greener and wetter land), fishing, cultivation and food production, animal drinking water, water supply, commercial and industrial water use, and hydro-electric power generation. More irrigated land, and more water abstraction, can place increased pressure on river flows, as well as indirectly increasing pressure on land and fresh water by enabling increased agricultural intensity.
More information on this dataset and how it relates to our environmental reporting indicators and topics can be found in the attached data quality pdf.
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|1.||Irrigated land 2002 and 2017 data quality||459 KB||
|Category||Environmental Reporting > Land > Land use|
|Tags||Environment Aotearoa 2019, EA2019|
|Columns||geography_type, geography_name, year, total_ha, total_kha, pivot_linear, other_spray, spray, flood, micro, dairy, other_livestock, grain, vegetables, fruit, other_horticulture|
|Services||Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed|
|Added||16 Apr 2019|
|Revisions||4 - Browse all revisions|
|Current revision||Imported on April 16, 2019 from CSV .|