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WATER EFFICIENCY IN WESTERN

KANSAS
BY:
CAYTON JANOUSEK
OBJECTIVES

FRAHM FARMS
TYPE OF FARMING OPERATION
WATER SOURCE
WATER USAGE
RECOMMENDATIONS TO BECOME A MORE EFFICIENT OPERATION
FRAHM FARMS INCORPORATED

THOMAS COUNTY, KANSAS


27,OOO TOTAL ACRES
8,000 ACRES IRRIGATED
65 CENTER PIVOTS
IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
OGALLALA AQUIFER
Rate of Depletion
Declining an average of 2.25 ft. per year
and increasing
Groundwater Management District #4
Covers 4,852 square miles
Works with farms to establish their own
regulations
RECOMMENDATIONS

IRRIGATION CALIBRATION
INSTALLATION OF SAND TRAPS
USE OF ANTI SOIL COMPACTION TECHNIQUE
VARIABLE RATE IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
REPLACE PIVOT NOZZLES
INSTALL DROP TUBES
INSTALL OR REPLACE WITH DRIP IRRIGATION