Water Use in the United States


Water Use in the United States

The U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Use Information Program is responsible for compiling and disseminating the nation's water-use data. The USGS works in cooperation with local, State, and Federal environmental agencies to collect water-use information. USGS compiles these data to produce water-use information aggregated at the county, state, and national levels. Every five years, data at the county level are compiled into a national water-use data system and state-level data are published in a national circular. Over the history of these circulars, the water-use categories have had some changes.

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Water Use Overviews

Total Water Use
 

Total water use: Estimated total water use for all categories and sources by State.

Surface Water and Groundwater Use

Surface Water and Groundwater Use: Water-use estimates for groundwater and surface water by State

 

Trends in Water Use
 

Trends: How water use is changing over time, starting with the initial USGS estimates for 1950.

Categories of water use

Additional Information

Publications and Data

National Water Use Information Program

The National Water-Use Information Program was established by USGS in 1978.


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