U.S. Geological Survey

Estimated use of water in the United States in 1990

Commercial Water Use

             Table 13.  Commercial freshwater use by water-resources region, 1990
                 [Figures may not add to totals because of independent rounding.  
                          All values in million gallons per day]
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                            SELF-SUPPLIED
                             WITHDRAWALS                               TOTAL USE
                     -------------------------  PUBLIC-SUPPLY
 REGION                    Source                DELIVERIES   ----------------------------
                     -----------------   Total                Withdrawals and  Consumptive
                     Ground    Surface                           deliveries        use
                      water     water
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New England              82       51       133       172            305            36
Mid Atlantic             94       39       133       937          1,070           101
South Atlantic-Gulf     120       14       134       746            880           121
Great Lakes              27       81       108       637            746            69
Ohio                     58       31        89       411            500            52

Tennessee 56 .2 56 111 167 16 Upper Mississippi 134 126 260 607 867 83 Lower Mississippi 20 72 92 150 242 29 Souris-Red-Rainy .1 .2 .3 11 11 1.0 Missouri Basin 33 6.4 40 270 309 63

Arkansas-White-Red 27 138 165 241 406 53 Texas-Gulf 47 11 57 113 170 14 Rio Grande 19 1.2 20 64 84 44 Upper Colorado 5.6 .7 6.3 19 25 5.3 Lower Colorado 23 6.3 29 191 220 76

Great Basin 7.0 9.3 16 89 105 14 Pacific Northwest 49 669 718 202 920 52 California 58 213 271 780 1,050 7.8 Alaska 8.7 9.0 18 33 51 5.0 Hawaii 39 .6 40 62 102 26 Caribbean .4 .3 .8 57 58 18 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Total 908 1,480 2,390 5,900 8,290 885 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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