Irrigation area, 2021

Most irrigation water obtained from surface water sources

In 2021, 4,660 hectares of land in Slovenia were irrigated, which is 17.7% more than a year earlier. For irrigation 2.78 million m3 of water was used: 1.66 million m3 from the Donava basin and 1.12 milion m3 from the Adriatic sea basin.

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Less water used for irrigation
 
In 2021, 2.78 million m3 of water was used for irrigation, which is 2.0% less than in the previous year. The majority of irrigation water (75%) was obtained from surface water, of which 34% from running water, 33% from reservoirs (reservoirs), 7.8% from public water supply and other sources, 0.2% from natural lakes. The remaining 25% of water was obtained from groundwater.

Compared to the previous year, 2.0 million m3 or 12.4% less water was used for irrigation from surface waters, while 0.7 million m3 or 51% more water was used for irrigation from groundwater.

More water used for irrigation from the Donava basin

From the Donava basin 1.66 milion m3 of water was used for irrigation, which was 60% of all water used for irrigation purposes, while 1.12 milion m3 of water or 40% of all water used for irrigation was from the Adriatic sea basin.

Compared to 2020, 36% less water was used from the Adriatic sea basin and 55% more from the Donava basin, resulting from newly operating irrigation systems.

Larger area of irrigated land
 
In 2021, 4,660 hectares of land in Slovenia were irrigated, which is 17.7% more than in the previous year. Almost three quarters of the irrigated area (72%) was arable land and gardens, 14% was orchards, olive groves and nurseries, 8% was sports fields, 4% was snow making on ski slopes, and only 3% was greenhouses, vineyards and meadows.

Tables with the latest data are available in the SiStat Database.


 
The quantity of water used for irrigation, Slovenia
The quantity of water used for irrigation, Slovenia
Irrigated area by type of area, Slovenia
20202021 2021
2020
ha% change
Total3,9584,66018
  arable land and gardens2,7193,32922
  orchards, olive groves, nurseries5776319
  snow up of the ski slopes3733843
  other209147-30
  greenhouses, vineyards and meadows80169111
Amount of water used for area irrigation by basins, Slovenia
20202021 2021
2020
mio. m3 % change
Total2.842.78-2
  Donava basin1.071.6655
  Adriatic sea basin1.771.12-37
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