U.S. Geological Survey

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


                                Table 22.  Mining water use by State, 1990
  [Figures may not add to totals because of independent rounding.  All values in million gallons per day]
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                                                WITHDRAWALS
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                              By source and type                                          CONSUMPTIVE USE
                ---------------------------------------------          Total
   STATE            Ground water           Surface water 
                --------------------   -----------------------  ----------------------   --------------------
                Fresh  Saline   Total   Fresh  Saline   Total    Fresh  Saline   Total   Fresh  Saline  Total
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Alabama           4.0     9.1    13        7.0    0.0      7.0    11       9.1    20      0.0    3.3     3.3
Alaska            4.3    48      52       20    308      329      25     357     381       .2    3.6     3.8
Arizona         127        .5   128       29       .2     29     156        .7   157    119       .7   119
Arkansas          1.8     0       1.8       .7    0         .7     2.5     0       2.5    2.5    0       2.5
California       13     310     323        7.0     .4      7.4    20     310     330      4.4  225     229

Colorado         28      30      57       26      0       26      54      30      84     14      4.1    18
Connecticut        .4     0        .4      1.8    0        1.8     2.2     0       2.2     .4    0        .4
Delaware          0       0       0        0      0        0       0       0       0      0      0       0
D.C.               .5     0        .5      0      0        0        .5     0        .5    0      0       0
Florida         299       0     299       17      0       17     315       0     315     15      0      15

Georgia           8.7     0       8.7      2.9    0        2.9    12       0      12      0      0       0
Hawaii            1.4     0       1.4      0      0        0       1.4     0       1.4    1.2    0       1.2
Idaho              .6     0        .6      7.8    0        7.8     8.4     0       8.4     .8    0        .8
Illinois          7.6    25      33       61      0       61      69      25      94     20     25      46
Indiana           9.5     0       9.5     88      0       88      97       0      97      5.8    0       5.8

Iowa               .7     0        .7     33      0       33      34       0      34      0      0       0
Kansas           25       0      25         .9    0         .9    26       0      26     10      0      10
Kentucky          5.2     0       5.2     13      0       13      18       0      18       .5    0        .5
Louisiana          .4     0        .4     36      0       36      37       0      37      3.8    0       3.8
Maine              .7     0        .7      2.9    0        2.9     3.7     0       3.7     .5    0        .5

Maryland         21       0      21        7.5   21       29      28      21      49      5.6   21      26
Massachusetts     0       0       0        5.0    0        5.0     5.0     0       5.0    0      0       0
Michigan          8.8      .9     9.7     46      0       46      55        .9    56      2.1     .1     2.2
Minnesota         2.4     0       2.4    217      0      217     220       0     220     57      0      57
Mississippi       2.9     0       2.9       .5    0         .5     3.4     0       3.4     .8    0        .8

Missouri         25        .1    25         .1    0         .1    25        .1    25      2.5    0       2.5
Montana           2.6    13      15        3.6    0        3.6     6.2    13      19      1.1    0       1.1
Nebraska          1.2     4.7     5.9    130      0      130     131       4.7   136      0      0       0
Nevada           45      12      57        3.5    0        3.5    49      12      61     49     12      61
New Hampshire      .1     0        .1      2.7    0        2.7     2.8     0       2.8     .6    0        .6

New Jersey        7.8     0       7.8    103      0      103     110       0     110      8.8    0       8.8
New Mexico       77       0      77        2.4    0        2.4    80       0      80     48      0      48
New York         11       1.5    13       34     15       49      45      16      62     13      4.4    17
North Carolina   68       0      68       28      0       28      96       0      96      6.4    0       6.4
North Dakota      3.0     0       3.0       .7    0         .7     3.7     0       3.7    3.0    0       3.0

Ohio            203       0     203       40      0       40     243       0     243    140      0     140
Oklahoma          2.2   243     245        .5     0         .5     2.8   243     246      2.7    0       2.7
Oregon            1.0     0       1.0      .6     0         .6     1.5     0       1.5     .2    0        .2
Pennsylvania    211       0     211      41       0       41     252       0     252     25      0      25
Rhode Island      0       0       0       6.8     0        6.8     6.8     0       6.8     .7    0        .7

South Carolina    8.0     0       8.0     3.6     0        3.6    12       0      12      1.2    0       1.2
South Dakota     15       0      15      23       0       23      38       0      38      9.5    0       9.5
Tennessee         8.2     0       8.2    82       0       82      90       0      90      9.9    0       9.9
Texas            93     491     584      46       0       46     139     491     630    138      0     138
Utah             37       5.0    42       3.6    93       96      41      98     138     16     94     109

Vermont            .3     0        .3     3.4     0        3.4     3.7     0       3.7     .7    0        .7
Virginia         23       0      23      68       0       68      91       0      91     11      0      11
Washington        2.4     0       2.4      .6     0         .6     3.0     0       3.0     .4    0        .4
West Virginia   527       0     527       0       0        0     527       0     527    369      0     369
Wisconsin          .2     0        .2     0       0        0        .2     0        .2    0      0       0

Wyoming          75      19      95      26       0       26     101      19     121     35      0      35
Puerto Rico       1.9     0       1.9      .7     0         .7     2.6     0       2.6     .8    0        .8
Virgin Islands    0       0       0       0       0        0       0       0       0      0      0       0
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Total         2,020   1,210   3,240   1,280     438    1,720   3,310   1,650   4,960  1,160    393   1,550
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