Water Use in the United States


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Estimated Use of Water in the United States

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Data compilation for the report Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2010 had a delayed start in Fall 2011. Report completion and data availability are not expected until late in 2014.

Comparison of water-use categories over the history of these reports

Withdrawal and consumption of water by thermoelectric power plants in the United States, 2010

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Estimated Withdrawals from Principal Aquifers in the United States

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State-level water-use reports page


Additional Reports of Limited Geographic Extent

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