Department of Agricultural Economics
In view of the irrigation proposed in South Dakota, people have asked for information which will help them formulate sound policies and procedures for such development. The purpose of this bulletin is to analyze the planning and settlement of Mirage Flats Project in northwestern Nebraska, which has an average annual rainfall of about 20 inches. This project was selected for study because it represented an experiment in predevelopment of land by the Government. That is, the Bureau of Reclamation constructed the dam and the distribution system necessary to bring the water to the high point of each farm, and the Soil Conservation Service leveled land, constructed farm irrigation ditches and structures for each farm.
irrigated farm economics, problems converting dry land farming to irrigation farming, mirage flats irrigation
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Kristjanson, K., "Development of Irrigated Farms on the Mirage Flats Project" (1951). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 410.