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Irrigation area, Slovenia, 2019

In 2019, 4% more water used for irrigation than in the previous year

In 2019, 3,152 hectares of land in Slovenia were irrigated, which is 2% less than in 2018. For irrigation 3.2 million m3 of water was used, which is 4% more than in the previous year.

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More water used for irrigation
In 2019, 3.2 million m3 of water was used for irrigation, which is 4% more than in the previous year. Most of it, 73%, came from accumulations, 11% from ground water, 10% from running waters, and 6% from the public water supply system and from other sources. Thus, from accumulations 23% more water was used and from all other sources 26% less water was used for irrigation than in the previous year.

 

For irrigation more water used from the Adriatic sea river basin than from the Donava basin
2.1 milion m3 of water was used for irrigation from the Adriatic sea river basin, which represents 67% of all water used for irrigation purposes, while at the same time 1.1 milion m3 of water or 33% of all water used for irrigation was from the Donava basin. Compared to 2018, 25% more water was used in 2019 from the Adriatic sea river basin and 22% less water was used from the Donava basin.

 

Most of the irrigated land was arable land and gardens
In 2019, 3,152 hectares of land in Slovenia were irrigated, which is 2% less than in 2018. More than half of the irrigated area (64%) was arable land and gardens, 17% was orchards, olive groves and nurseries, 8% was sports fields, 7% was snow making on ski slopes, and only 4% was greenhouses, vineyards and meadows.

Detailed data are available in the SiStat Database.

 

The quantity of water used for irrigation, Slovenia
The quantity of water used for irrigation, Slovenia
Source: SURS
Irrigated area by type of area, Slovenia
20182019 2019
2018
haindeks
Total3,2203,11997
  arable land and gardens2,0282,01899
  orchards, olive groves, nurseries430541126
  snow up of the ski slopes28023684
  other36527074
  greenhouses, vineyards and meadows575495
Source: SURS
Amount of water used for area irrigation by basins, Slovenia
20182019 2019
2018
m3 (1.000) indeks
Total3,1193,247104
Donava Basin1,3991,08177
Sea river basin1,7202,166126
Source: SURS
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