Irrigation area, Slovenia, 2016

In 2016, 7% less water used for irrigation than in the previous year

In 2016, 3,133 hectares of land in Slovenia were irrigated, which is 1.3% less than in 2015. For irrigation 3.4 million m3 of water was used, 7% less than in the previous year.  

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For irrigation less water was used
In 2016 slightly less water was used for irrigation than in the previous year. 3.4 million m3 of water was 7% less than in 2015. Most of it, 52%, came from accumulations, 24% from running waters, 19% from ground water, and 5% from the public water supply system and from other sources. Thus, from accumulations 4% less water was used and from other sources 10% less water was used for irrigation than in the previous year. 
 
Most of the irrigated land was arable land and gardens
In 2016, 3,133 hectares of land in Slovenia were irrigated, which is 1.3% less than in 2015. More than half of the irrigated area (55%) was arable land and gardens, 15% was orchards, olive groves and nurseries, 13% was snow making on ski slopes, 12% was sports fields and only 4% was greenhouses, vineyards and meadows. 
 
Detailed data are available on the SI-STAT data portal.
Chart 1: The quantity of water used for irrigation, Slovenia
Chart 1: The quantity of water used for irrigation, Slovenia
Source: SURS
Table 1: Irrigated area by type of area, Slovenia
20152016 2016
2015
haindex
Total3,1753,13399
  arable land and gardens1,7161,735101
  orchards, olive groves, nurseries51448594
  snow up of the ski slopes44840490
  other367375102
  greenhouses, vineyards and meadows130134103
Source: SURS
Detailed data and time series are available on the SI-STAT data portal.
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