What is the variation in irrigation demand between wet and dry years?a) for Metro Vancouver?
a) for Metro Vancouver
There is a 65% increase in irrigation demand between wet (1997) and dry (2003) years and a 30% increases between average (2010) and dry (2003) years.
a) by municipality
In both wet and dry years, the Corporation of Delta had the highest irrigation demand, followed by the Municipality of Pitt Meadows, Richmond, the Township of Langley and Surrey.
The irrigation demand within each municipality increased by 65-100% in the case of an overall dry year relative to an overall wet year.
Table below indicates the irrigated ALR area in each municipality.
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