U.S. Geological Survey

Estimated use of water in the United States in 1990.
Total water withdrawals by water-use category/H2>
                           Table 4.  Total water withdrawals by water-use category and State, 1990
             [Figures may not add to totals because of independent rounding. All values in million gallons per day]
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               PUBLIC           COMMER- 
               SUPPLY  DOMESTIC  CIAL   IRRIGATION  LIVESTOCK    INDUSTRIAL       MINING       THERMOELECTRIC         TOTAL
  STATE        ------  -------- ------  ----------  ---------  --------------  -------------   --------------    -----------------
                Fresh    Fresh   Fresh     Fresh      Fresh    Fresh   Saline  Fresh  Saline   Fresh   Saline     Fresh   Saline
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Alabama           707      28       3.5       94       141        784      0.0    11      9.1   6,310        0.0   8,080       9.1
Alaska             92       6.9    18           .6        .6      111      0      25    357        31        0       284     357
Arizona           707      32      18      5,300        89        163      0     156       .7     103         .4   6,570       1.2
Arkansas          309      51     222      5,250       189        177      0       2.5    0     1,640        0     7,840       0
California      5,830     318     234     27,900       411        129     25      20    310       246   11,400    35,100  11,700

Colorado          650      19       8.6   11,600       162        118      0      54     30       114        0    12,700      30
Connecticut       374      46      18         15         1.5       80     68       2.2    0       530    3,710     1,070   3,780
Delaware           85      11       1.8       32         2.4       65      6.0     0      0       831      333     1,030     339
D.C.                0       0       0          0         0           .5    0        .5    0         8.0      0         9.0     0
Florida         1,930     299      52      3,730        78        403     56     315      0       732   10,300     7,530  10,400

Georgia           963     100      42        441        46        657     33      12      0     3,030       33     5,290      65
Hawaii            238       9.9    40        755         7.2       43       .6     1.4    0        95    1,550     1,190   1,550
Idaho             201      48      16     18,700       560        196      0       8.4    0         6.1      0    19,700       0
Illinois        1,860     115     173         78        63        464      0      69     25    15,200        0    18,000      25
Indiana           604     118      63         51        46      2,480      0      97      0     5,960        0     9,430       0

Iowa              322      45      27         23       121        219      0      34      0     2,070        0     2,860       0
Kansas            373      25       6.2    4,190       114         53      0      26      0     1,300        0     6,080       0
Kentucky          427      56      13         12        33        313      0      18      0     3,440        0     4,320       0
Louisiana         619      50      13        708       551      2,360     67      37      0     4,950        0     9,290      67
Maine             106      49      34          1.8       1.7      254      0       3.7    0        82      609       532     609

Maryland          798      70      26         29        20         70    379      28     21       421    4,550     1,460   4,950
Massachusetts     714      37      74        100         1.7       87      0       5.0    0     1,010    3,490     2,030   3,490
Michigan        1,400     123      35        240        29      1,680      3.7    55       .9   8,060        0    11,600       4.6
Minnesota         515     168      71        195        67        154      0     220      0     1,880        0     3,270       0
Mississippi       320      33      16      1,880       411        269      0       3.4    0       386      316     3,320     316

Missouri          677      62      22        371        55         85      0      25       .1   4,580    1,060     5,870   1,060
Montana           135      16       0      9,000        52         57      0       6.2   13        33        0     9,300      13
Nebraska          301      47        .2    6,100       139         41      0     131      4.7   2,180        0     8,940       4.7
Nevada            385       9.8    23      2,820         5.6       10      0      49     12        34        0     3,340      12
New Hampshire      95      27        .6         .9       1.0       37      0       2.8    0       255      894       420     894

New Jersey      1,040      68      17         58         2.1      326  1,020     110      0       599    9,550     2,220  10,600
New Mexico        273      24      17      3,010        22          6.3    0      80      0        50        0     3,480       0
New York        2,910     120      61         54        26        274      0      45     16     6,990    8,470    10,500   8,490
North Carolina    805     103      17        114       201        390      5.5    96      0     7,210        0     8,940       5.5
North Dakota       76      12        .1      164        24          8.8    0       3.7    0     2,390        0     2,680       0

Ohio            1,300     134      36         15        34        354      0     243      0     9,550        0    11,700       0
Oklahoma          515      41       6.3      601       131         35      0       2.8  243        89        0     1,420     243
Oregon            470      64     711      6,860        21        284      0       1.5    0        15        0     8,430       0
Pennsylvania    1,730     141      24         14        53      1,870      0     252      0     5,750        0     9,830       0
Rhode Island      102       4.9     5.6        2.1        .3       12      0       6.8    0         0      393       133     393

South Carolina    352     103       2.1       55        25        632      0      12      0     4,820        0     6,000       0
South Dakota       76       8.8    17        392        43         15      0      38      0         3.2      0       592       0
Tennessee         695      59      55         38        49        882      0      90      0     7,320        0     9,190       0
Texas           3,090      93      62      8,490       228        884  1,460     139    491     7,130    3,150    20,100   5,100
Utah              508       6.1     4.2    3,590        34        106      2.3    41     98        87        0     4,380     100

Vermont            39      17       3.8         .5       6.1       44      0       3.7    0       519        0       632       0
Virginia          709     113      35         36        29        495     66      91      0     3,210    2,080     4,710   2,150
Washington        875     104      27      6,030        30        501     36       3.0    0       334        0     7,910      36
West Virginia     160      49       3.1        0         4.8      132      0     527      0     3,710        0     4,580       0
Wisconsin         595      90      11        151        99        468      0        .2    0     5,100        0     6,510       0

Wyoming            88       8.5     1.6    7,160        27         16      0     101     19       184        0     7,580      19
Puerto Rico       404       6.7      .1      140         8.3       11      0       2.6    0         2.6  2,470       576   2,470
Virgin Islands      6.4     1.6      .7        0          .5         .1   51       0      0         0      103         9.3   154
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Total          38,500   3,390   2,390    137,000     4,500     19,300  3,270   3,310  1,650   131,000   64,500   339,000  69,400
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