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2020 April Improvements for Water Demand

Improvements for Water Demand

The last of our early April updates includes improvements to our water demand feature, which should help with water usage estimations. We leverage an estimated average ET dataset obtained from the California Department of Water Resources. It provides a useful idea of how much water is needed per acre of land within a parcel. Follow along with the steps below to learn how to view water demand in PDF reports.

1. Create a new parcel group

  1. Create a parcel group.
  2. Add any parcel into the group.
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2. Set the crops


This step is optional, if you know which crops are on the parcel, and how many acres.

  1. Click the “Override” button next to the parcel’s APN (or go to the override tab while viewing the parcel group).
  2. Remove the incorrect crops and select from over 100 USDA generated crop categories.
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3. Add more parcels

This step is also optional.

If you know many parcels that are part of the same farm, or investment portfolio, add them all using the previous two instructions.

4. Run a PDF report on the group

  1. Go to the first tab of the parcel group (“About”).
  2. Scroll to the “Run Report” button and click it.
  3. We’ll email you once the PDF report is done, or you can hit the refresh button. It should take less than a minute.
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5. View water demand on the PDF

  1. Download the report PDF
  2. Scroll to the individual parcel composition section.
  3. Find the “Estimated Water Demand” section.
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We hope you found this overview helpful! Please let us know what you think by providing feedback. You can always view our changelog from your AQUAOSO account to see all of our recent updates. Also be sure to check out our website for more resources!