U.S. Geological Survey

Estimated use of water in the United States in 1990.

Industrial Water Use

                               Table 19.  Industrial water 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
                     ------------------------------------------------------                       --------------------------               
                          By source and type                                              PUBLIC-   With-
                    --------------------------------                           RECLAIMED  SUPPLY   drawals
  REGION              Ground water      Surface water          Total             WASTE     DELIV-    and     Consumptive use
                    ---------------    --------------    ----------------------  WATER     ERIES  deliveries ---------------
                     Fresh   Saline    Fresh   Saline    Fresh   Saline   Total            Fresh     Fresh    Fresh  Saline
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New England             96     0.0       382       68       479     68      547     0.0     219       698       71     14
Mid Atlantic           361      .2     1,370    1,470     1,730  1,470    3,200    63       672     2,400      256     85
South Atlantic-Gulf    896     0       1,920       94     2,810     94    2,910      .5     855     3,670      470      2.9
Great Lakes            235     3.7     3,950        0     4,190      3.7  4,190     0       852     5,040      458       .4
Ohio                   532     0       1,840        0     2,370      0    2,370     0       615     2,990      297      0

Tennessee 23 0 1,170 0 1,190 0 1,190 0 94 1,290 163 0 Upper Mississippi 349 0 618 0 967 0 967 0 467 1,430 214 0 Lower Mississippi 501 .6 2,120 67 2,620 67 2,690 0 70 2,690 286 .4 Souris-Red-Rainy 1.3 0 47 0 49 0 49 0 3.4 52 9.5 0 Missouri Basin 114 0 57 0 171 0 171 0 112 282 87 0

Arkansas-White-Red 67 0 301 0 368 0 368 1.9 257 625 113 0 Texas-Gulf 141 1.1 600 1,460 741 1,460 2,200 20 143 884 359 803 Rio Grande 11 0 1.0 0 12 0 12 .5 19 31 16 0 Upper Colorado 2.9 0 2.5 0 5.4 0 5.4 0 4.4 9.7 4.7 0 Lower Colorado 49 0 124 0 174 0 174 2.3 80 254 227 0

Great Basin 77 2.3 29 0 106 2.3 108 0 21 127 55 1.0 Pacific Northwest 336 0 691 36 1,030 36 1,060 1.6 175 1,200 125 4.8 California 126 0 4.8 25 130 25 156 .8 495 625 102 .3 Alaska 5.2 0 106 0 111 0 111 0 18 129 13 0 Hawaii 20 .6 23 0 43 .6 44 0 7.5 51 2.2 0 Caribbean 11 1.2 0 50 11 51 62 0 12 23 6.5 1.0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total 3,950 9.7 15,400 3,260 19,300 3,270 22,600 90 5,190 24,500 3,330 913 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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