U.S. Geological Survey

Estimated use of water in the United States in 1990.
Livestock Water Use


                             Table 17.  Livestock 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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                                 LIVESTOCK                       ANIMAL SPECIALTIES                   TOTAL LIVESTOCK
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                           Withdrawals                         Withdrawals                         Withdrawals
REGION ---------------------- ----------------------- ------------------------ Ground Surface Total Consump- Ground Surface Total Consump- Ground Surface Total Consump- water water tive use water water tive use water water tive use -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New England 4.9 2.5 7.5 6.8 .4 .2 .6 .6 5.4 2.8 8.1 7.4 Mid Atlantic 66 25 90 78 5.4 3.9 9.4 1.5 71 29 100 79 South Atlantic-Gulf 123 73 196 196 75 79 154 61 198 152 350 257 Great Lakes 49 23 72 62 2.1 18 20 2.4 51 41 92 64 Ohio 51 74 125 111 2.6 4.8 7.4 4.6 54 79 132 116

Tennessee 18 15 33 33 14 154 168 23 32 169 201 56 Upper Mississippi 193 43 236 217 23 9.0 32 17 217 52 269 233 Lower Mississippi 13 15 28 28 697 342 1,040 890 710 358 1,070 918 Souris-Red-Rainy 16 4.9 21 21 .1 0 .1 .1 16 4.9 21 21 Missouri Basin 229 155 384 380 13 18 31 5.9 242 172 415 386

Arkansas-White-Red 147 191 337 336 12 9.7 21 14 158 200 359 350 Texas-Gulf 54 102 156 155 0 0 0 0 54 102 156 155 Rio Grande 20 11 31 25 0 1.9 1.9 0 20 13 33 25 Upper Colorado 5.3 105 110 12 0 7.4 7.4 .1 5.3 112 117 12 Lower Colorado 28 11 38 31 2.8 57 60 .2 30 68 98 31

Great Basin 27 9.1 36 7.9 .2 .7 .9 .3 27 9.9 37 8.1 Pacific Northwest 73 28 101 59 518 .9 519 1.4 591 29 620 60 California 101 130 232 217 100 74 173 31 201 204 405 249 Alaska .1 .5 .6 .6 0 0 0 0 .1 .5 .6 .6 Hawaii 2.1 3.4 5.4 5.4 1.4 .4 1.8 0 3.4 3.8 7.2 5.4 Caribbean 5.1 3.7 8.8 8.7 .1 0 .1 .1 5.2 3.7 8.9 8.9 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total 1,220 1,020 2,250 1,990 1,470 781 2,250 1,050 2,690 1,800 4,500 3,040 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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