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STATEWIDE FRAMEWORK PLAN: Updated Data Tables
UPDATED: Data Table

Table 5-2 1973 Versus Current Active Crop Distribution
River Basin Active Irrigated Lands Grass/Pasture Alfalfa Corn Sugar Beets Beans Small Grains
acres
 Bear   64,000   59,000   5,000             
 Green  331,100   298,000   31,000   100         2,000 
 Northeast Wyoming  77,600   53,000   21,000   600         3,000 
 Platte   613,000   368,000   137,000   43,000   21,000   19,000   25,000 
 Powder/Tongue  161,400   49,000   93,000   6,000         13,400 
 Snake/Salt  99,000   46,000   37,000            16,000 
 Wind/Bighorn   601,000   70,000   261,000   33,000   78,000   34,000   125,000 
 2007 Framework Total   1,947,100   943,000   585,000   82,700,   99,000   53,000   184,400 
 1973 Framework Total  1,622,000   964,000   369,000   59,000   63,000   33,000   125,000 
  1. Grass/Pasture category includes any kind of grass or hay (wild, native, tame, other; excluding alfalfa), mountain meadow, and pasture.
  2. Small Grains category contains winter wheat, spring wheat, barley, and oats.
  3. Above crops aggregated for comparisons; all current basin plans did not distinguish based on identical crop types.
  4. Green River Basin Plan reported irrigated crop acreage for some of the subbasins; percent distribution for most; corn and grains acreage taken from subbasins for which they were reported; other subbasins reported no corn or grain; basin distribution was
  5. Only Northeast Wyoming, Powder/Tongue, and Snake/Salt Basin Plans reported irrigated crop acreage; other acreages calculated from crop distribution percentages from individual basin plans.
  6. 1973 Framework Plan included potatoes and other categories.