U.S. Geological Survey

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


                    Table 7.  Ground-water withdrawals by water-use category and 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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                    PUBLIC            COMMER-
                    SUPPLY   DOMESTIC   CIAL  IRRIGATION LIVESTOCK    INDUSTRIAL        MINING     THERMOELECTRIC     TOTAL
  REGION            ------   -------- ------- ---------- ---------  --------------   ------------- -------------- ---------------
                     Fresh    Fresh    Fresh     Fresh     Fresh    Fresh   Saline   Fresh  Saline     Fresh       Fresh   Saline
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New England            328     169       82        8.8      5.4       96      0.0      1.3     0.0      2.9         694       0.0
Mid Atlantic         1,400     396       94      102       71        361       .2    210       1.0      4.6       2,640       1.2
South Atlantic-Gulf  2,510     659      120    2,300      198        896      0      384       9.1     41         7,110       9.1
Great Lakes            460     282       27      132       51        235      3.7     22       1.2      3.2       1,210       4.9
Ohio                   774     352       58       28       54        532      0      784      22       65         2,650      22

Tennessee              109      56       56        3.8     32         23      0       25       0        0           305       0
Upper Mississippi    1,160     371      134      354      217       349       0       11       4.2     21         2,620       4.2
Lower Mississippi      701      90       20    6,230      710       501        .6      7.9     0       75         8,340        .6
Souris-Red-Rainy        34      22        .1      56       16         1.3     0         .2     0        0           130       0
Missouri Basin         612     138      33     7,200      242       114       0       96      37       50         8,490      37

Arkansas-White-Red     364     118      27     6,600      158        67       0       49     291       31         7,420     291
Texas-Gulf           1,050      79      47     3,970       54       141       1.1     84     399       46         5,480     400
Rio Grande             370      23      19     1,620       20        11       0       65      39       16         2,140      39
Upper Colorado          32       9.9     5.6      32        5.3       2.9     0       39      28        0           127      28
Lower Colorado         513      37      23     2,240       30        49       0      139        .6     47         3,080        .6

Great Basin            354      13       7.0   1,410       27        77       2.3     77      17        7.2        1,970     19
Pacific Northwest      727     212      49     7,850      591       336       0        5.0     0       10          9,780      0
California           3,210     210      58    10,600      201       126       0       15     310        4.6       14,400    310
Alaska                  34       6.2     8.7        .1       .1       5.2     0        4.3    48        4.7           64     48
Hawaii                 221       8.5    39       200        3.4      20        .6      1.4     0       95            589       .6
Caribbean               81       3.7      .4      54        5.2      11       1.2      1.9     0        2.6          159      1.2
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Total               15,100   3,260    908     51,000    2,690     3,950       9.7  2,020   1,210      525         79,400  1,220
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