Irrigation Management When Water is Short
When water is limited or irrigation wells can't keep up, irrigation management faces additional challenges.
Deficit Irrigation Workshop Presentations Now Available Online. View these programs online to learn water-management strategies and how to use a UNL water management tool to get the most yield possible when water is limited.
Drinking Water Shortage – How to Respond
Sharon Skipton, UNL Extension Water Quality Educator, recommends these steps if your private drinking water supply is limited and not meeting needs.
To prepare for possible water shortages, store an emergency water supply following directions in the NebGuide, Drinking Water: Storing An Emergency Supply.
If domestic wells can provide enough water to meet minimum daily demand, but fail to meet peak demand, ideas to conserve water and spread out water use are found in Indoor Water Use Efficiency Can Reduce Strain On Water Systems.
In addition, ideas to modify the well and water distribution system to help with daily and peak demand needs are shared in the article Managing a Private Drinking Water Well During Drought.
Some individuals may resort to hauling water daily from a nearby source. Doing this safely is addressed in the article, Supplementing Your Private Drinking Water Supply.
Wise Water Use in Homes
Many communities and rural water areas may face water restrictions in a drought. This interview with Sharon Skipton, UNL Extension Water Quality Educator, explores steps you can take in the home to conserve water. (Summer 2012, TRT: 4:30)
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Timely and In-depth Extension Coverage
Drought and drought-related topics can also be found on:
The National Drought Mitigation Center, housed at UNL, helps people and institutions understand and prepare for drought.