Weston County Irrigation Ranking Worksheet

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					Natural Resources Conservation Service
                                            Application Ranking Summary
                                               Weston County - Irrigation
Program:                             Ranking Date:                Application Number:
Ranking Tool: Weston County - Irrigation                          Applicant:
Final Ranking Score:                                              Address:
Planner:                                                          Telephone:
Farm Location:

National Priorities Addressed
                                               Issue Questions                                                      Responses
1. Will the treatment you intend to implement using EQIP result in considerable reductions of non-point source Yes o or No o
pollution, such as nutrients, sediment, pesticides, excess salinity in impaired watersheds consistent with
TMDL's where available as well as the reduction of groundwater contamination or point source such as
contamination from confined animal feeding operations?
2. Will the treatment you intend to implement using EQIP result in the conservation of a considerable amount of Yes o or No o
ground or surface water resources?
3. Will the treatment you intend to implement using EQIP result in a considerable reduction of emissions, such    Yes o or No o
as particulate matter, nitrogen oxides (NOx), volatile organic compounds, and ozone precursors and depleters
that contribute to air quality impairment violations of National Ambient Air Quality Standards?
4. Will the treatment you intend to implement using EQIP result in a considerable reduction in soil erosion and   Yes o or No o
sedimentation from unacceptable levels on agricultural land?
5. Will the treatment you intend to implement using EQIP result in a considerable increase in the promotion of    Yes o or No o
at-risk species habitat conservation?

State Issues Addressed
                                               Issue Questions                                                      Responses
1. GRAZINGLAND MANAGEMENT-This resource concern will be directly benefited as determined by the                   Yes o or No o
goals identified by the landowner through the EQIP application process and reflected by the components to be
included in the EQIP application (you may select more than one).
2. WATER QUALITY CONCERNS RELATED TO ANIMAL WASTE-This resource concern will be directly Yes o or No o
benefited as determined by the goals identified by the landowner through the EQIP application process and
reflected by the components to be included in the EQIP application (you may select more than one).
3. IRRIGATION WATER MANAGEMENT-This resource concern will be directly benefited as determined by Yes o or No o
the goals identified by the landowner through the EQIP application process and reflected by the components to
be included in the EQIP application (you may select more than one).
4. WETLANDS-This resource concern will be directly benefited as determined by the goals identified by the         Yes o or No o
landowner through the EQIP application process and reflected by the components to be included in the EQIP
application (you may select more than one).
5. CONVERSION OF AG LANDS TO NON-AG USE-This resource concern will be directly benefited as                       Yes o or No o
determined by the goals identified by the landowner through the EQIP application process and reflected by the
components to be included in the EQIP application (you may select more than one).
6. EXCESSIVE EROSION-This resource concern will be directly benefited as determined by the goals                  Yes o or No o
identified by the landowner through the EQIP application process and reflected by the components to be
included in the EQIP application (you may select more than one).
7. STREAMBANK/SHORELINE PROTECTION-This resource concern will be directly benefited as                            Yes o or No o
determined by the goals identified by the landowner through the EQIP application process and reflected by the
components to be included in the EQIP application (you may select more than one).
8. FISH AND WILDLIFE HABITAT-This resource concern will be directly benefited as determined by the                Yes o or No o
goals identified by the landowner through the EQIP application process and reflected by the components to be
included in the EQIP application (you may select more than one).
9. FORESTRY/AGROFORESTRY-This resource concern will be directly benefited as determined by the goals Yes o or No o
identified by the landowner through the EQIP application process and reflected by the components to be
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included in the EQIP application (you may select more than one).
10. FLOODING-This resource concern will be directly benefited as determined by the goals identified by the   Yes o or No o
landowner through the EQIP application process and reflected by the components to be included in the EQIP
application (you may select more than one).

Local Issues Addressed
                                                  Issue Questions                                              Responses
1. Is irrigation efficiency improvement resulting from planned practices from 0-10%?                         Yes o or No o
2. Is irrigation efficiency improvement resulting from planned practices from 11-25%?                        Yes o or No o
3. Is irrigation efficiency improvement resulting from planned practices from 26-50%?                        Yes o or No o
4. Is irrigation efficiency improvement resulting from planned practices >50%?                               Yes o or No o
5. Is reliability of irrigation water only seasonal?                                                         Yes o or No o
6. Is reliability of irrigation water available the majority of the growing season?                          Yes o or No o
7. Is reliability of irrigation water always available?                                                      Yes o or No o
8. Is the grazing land health resource concern addressed by this plan?                                       Yes o or No o
9. Is the animal waste management resource concern addressed by this plan?                                   Yes o or No o
10. Is the wildlife habitat resource concern addressed by this plan?                                         Yes o or No o
11. Is the riparian health resource concern addressed by this plan?                                          Yes o or No o
12. Is the forest management resource concern addressed by this plan?                                        Yes o or No o
13. Is the water quality/quantity resource concern addressed by this plan?                                   Yes o or No o
14. Is the excessive soil erosion resource concern addressed by this plan?                                   Yes o or No o
15. Is the invasive plants resource concern addressed by this plan?                                          Yes o or No o
16. Is the irrigated land benefited resource concern addressed by this plan?                                 Yes o or No o
17. Does the cost per benefited acre range from $0-50/acre?                                                  Yes o or No o
18. Does the cost per benefited acre range from $50.01-100/acre?                                             Yes o or No o
19. Does the cost per benefited acre range from $100.01-150/acre?                                            Yes o or No o
20. Does the cost per benefited acre range from $150.01-200/acre?                                            Yes o or No o
21. Does the cost per benefited acre range from $200.01-250/acre?                                            Yes o or No o
22. Does the cost per benefited acre range from $250.01-300/acre?                                            Yes o or No o
23. Does the cost per benefited acre range from $300.01-350/acre?                                            Yes o or No o
24. Does the cost per benefited acre range from $350.01-400/acre?                                            Yes o or No o
25. Does the cost per benefited acre range from $400.01-450/acre?                                            Yes o or No o
26. Does the system improvement include a dirt ditch to a headgate?                                          Yes o or No o
27. Does the system improvement include a dirt ditch to a concrete ditch or buried pipe?                     Yes o or No o
28. Does the system improvement include a dirt ditch to a basic gated pipe?                                  Yes o or No o
29. Does the system improvement include a dirt ditch to complete gated pipe system?                          Yes o or No o
30. Does the system improvement include a dirt ditch to a side roll or handset?                              Yes o or No o
31. Does the system improvement include a dirt ditch to a lateral or circle pivot sprinkler?                 Yes o or No o
32. Does the system improvement include a concret ditch to a basic gated pipe?                               Yes o or No o
33. Does the system improvement include a concret ditch to a complete gated pipe system?                     Yes o or No o
34. Does the system improvement include a concret ditch to a side roll or handset?                           Yes o or No o
35. Does the system improvement include a concret ditch to a lateral or circle pivot sprinkler?              Yes o or No o
36. Does the system improvement include a basic gated pipe to complete gated pipe system?                    Yes o or No o
37. Does the system improvement include a basic gated pipe to a side roll or handset?                        Yes o or No o
38. Does the system improvement include a basic gated pipe to a lateral or circle pivot sprinkler?           Yes o or No o
39. Does the system improvement include a presently sprinkled to a lateral or circle pivot sprinkler?        Yes o or No o

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Land Use:

                            Resource Concerns                                                                        Practices

Ranking Score
Efficiency:

Local Issues:

State Issues:

National Issues:

Final Ranking Score:

This ranking report is for your information. It does not in any way guarantee funding. When funding becomes available, you will be notified if your application is
selected for funding. Some changes to the application may be required before a final contract is awarded.

NRCS Representative:                                                               Applicant Signature Required for Contract Development:


Signature Date:                                                                    Signature Date:




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