Water Use in the United States



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Estimated Use of Water in the United States
County-Level Data for 2000

The current best estimates of county, State, and national water-use data may be downloaded from the National Water Information System Web (NWISWeb) interface, Water Data for the Nation, by selecting the Water Use button or data category pull-down. Data on NWISWeb may have been revised from previous publications such as Circular 1268.

The files linked on this page present water-use estimates by county for the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands which support the State-level water-use estimates published in Circular 1268, Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2000. The 2000 water-use data differ from the 1995 data in comprehensiveness of data collection, level of aggregation and release outlet, and category characteristics. Publication data files for other 5-year reports are also available.

The summary of category changes and the water-use terminology page may also be helpful.

Comprehensiveness of data collection for 2000

Levels of data aggregation and release outlet

Category Changes

Data Files

Individual State data files are provided in Microsoft Excel format. (The use of trade names is for identification purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Geological Survey.) Microsoft has a free viewer program for Microsoft Excel files for those who do not own a copy of Microsoft Excel. The file of all county-level data for the United States is provided in MS Excel format and as a tab-delimited ASCII file.

Data dictionary information is provided in Excel comment fields attached to each column heading. A separate data dictionary also is available. An index of county FIPS codes is available from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

State
County data file (MS Excel)
State
County data file (MS Excel)
Alabama
67 kb
Nebraska
80 kb
Alaska
48 kb
Nevada
40 kb
Arizona
40 kb
New Hampshire
40 kb
Arkansas
72 kb
New Jersey
44 kb
California
64 kb
New Mexico
48 kb
Colorado
60 kb
New York
60 kb
Connecticut
36 kb
North Carolina
84 kb
Delaware
36 kb
North Dakota
56 kb
District of Columbia
36 kb
Ohio
80 kb
Florida
68 kb
Oklahoma
72 kb
Georgia
116 kb
Oregon
48 kb
Hawaii
36 kb
Pennsylvania
64 kb
Idaho
56 kb
Rhode Island
36 kb
Illinois
80 kb
South Carolina
52 kb
Indiana
84 kb
South Dakota
64 kb
Iowa
84 kb
Tennessee
72 kb
Kansas
88 kb
Texas
156 kb
Kentucky
84 kb
Utah
48 kb
Louisiana
64 kb
Vermont
40 kb
Maine
40 kb
Virginia
92 kb
Maryland
44 kb
Washington
52 kb
Massachusetts
40 kb
West Virginia
56 kb
Michigan
72 kb
Wisconsin
68 kb
Minnesota
76 kb
Wyoming
44 kb
Mississippi
72 kb
Puerto Rico
68 kb
Missouri 92 kb
U.S. Virgin Islands
36 kb
Montana 56 kb    
United States Excel format (1.4 MB) | Tab-delimited ASCII format (676 kb)

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