U.S. Geological Survey

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


                        Table 8.  Ground-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-                                                        THERMO-
             SUPPLY   DOMESTIC   CIAL  IRRIGATION LIVESTOCK    INDUSTRIAL         MINING      ELECTRIC       TOTAL
  STATE      ------   -------- ------- ---------- ---------  --------------   --------------  --------  ----------------
              Fresh    Fresh    Fresh    Fresh     Fresh     Fresh   Saline   Fresh   Saline   Fresh     Fresh   Saline
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Alabama         224      28       3.1      33        72       31       0.0      4.0     9.1     0.0       394       9.1
Alaska           34       6.2     8.7        .1        .1      5.2     0        4.3    48       4.7        64      48
Arizona         401      32      18     2,060        26       39       0      127        .5    42       2,740        .5
Arkansas        119      51      14     4,300       125       99       0        1.8     0       2.4     4,710       0
California    3,260     212      57    10,700       205      125       0       13     310       4.6    14,600     310

Colorado 83 19 7.7 2,560 22 33 0 28 30 21 2,770 30 Connecticut 73 46 18 8.2 1.1 19 0 .4 0 .2 165 0 Delaware 33 11 1.8 23 2.1 18 0 0 0 .5 89 0 D.C. 0 0 0 0 0 .5 0 .5 0 0 1.0 0 Florida 1,700 299 50 1,940 69 282 0 299 0 23 4,660 0

Georgia 234 100 30 263 9.9 346 0 8.7 0 5.2 996 0 Hawaii 221 8.5 39 200 3.4 20 .6 1.4 0 95 589 .6 Idaho 173 48 16 6,620 560 170 0 .6 0 6.1 7,590 0 Illinois 444 115 54 75 61 155 0 7.6 25 9.0 920 25 Indiana 274 118 33 20 26 129 0 9.5 0 12 621 0

Iowa 234 45 19 21 91 71 0 .7 0 12 495 0 Kansas 176 25 6.2 3,990 83 50 0 25 0 13 4,360 0 Kentucky 55 50 4.2 .5 1.6 93 0 5.2 0 38 247 0 Louisiana 275 50 12 451 222 289 .6 .4 0 40 1,340 .6 Maine 21 49 3.6 .2 .6 9.8 0 .7 0 1.4 85 0

Maryland 76 70 19 19 12 21 0 21 0 1.8 240 0 Massachusetts 179 37 55 0 1.4 65 0 0 0 .5 338 0 Michigan 261 123 8.1 105 19 175 3.7 8.8 .9 2.8 703 4.6 Minnesota 290 168 56 157 57 65 0 2.4 0 2.4 797 0 Mississippi 282 33 16 1,750 399 144 0 2.9 0 43 2,670 0

Missouri 185 62 22 335 14 53 0 25 .1 32 727 .1 Montana 51 15 0 90 16 30 0 2.6 13 0 205 13 Nebraska 235 47 .2 4,360 108 39 0 1.2 4.7 6.0 4,790 4.7 Nevada 104 9.6 7.1 871 1.0 9.4 0 45 12 12 1,060 12 New Hampshire 34 27 .4 .1 .8 .3 0 .1 0 .8 64 0

New Jersey 396 68 15 22 2.1 53 .2 7.8 0 1.6 566 .2 New Mexico 241 24 16 1,370 18 4.6 0 77 0 9.9 1,760 0 New York 550 120 29 28 15 85 0 11 1.5 0 839 1.5 North Carolina 137 103 17 12 36 63 0 68 0 0 435 0 North Dakota 32 12 .1 78 13 2.1 0 3.0 0 .1 141 0

Ohio 396 131 25 4.7 7.8 123 0 203 0 13 904 0 Oklahoma 80 41 4.8 493 35 3.3 0 2.2 243 1.8 662 243 Oregon 105 57 7.3 563 3.2 31 0 1.0 0 0 767 0 Pennsylvania 427 141 14 3.5 46 180 0 211 0 0 1,020 0 Rhode Island 13 4.9 4.2 .3 .1 2.5 0 0 0 0 25 0

South Carolina 79 103 2.1 30 12 47 0 8.0 0 1.4 282 0 South Dakota 52 8.8 12 141 17 5.0 0 15 0 .4 251 0 Tennessee 269 59 55 15 29 69 0 8.2 0 0 503 0 Texas 1,270 93 51 5,590 93 143 1.1 93 491 54 7,380 492 Utah 305 4.6 4.2 508 27 77 2.3 37 5.0 0 964 7.2

Vermont 19 17 2.8 0 4.6 1.0 0 .3 0 .4 45 0 Virginia 69 113 27 7.9 8.5 195 0 23 0 .4 443 0 Washington 434 104 27 754 22 104 0 2.4 0 4.0 1,450 0 West Virginia 43 48 2.5 0 1.3 106 0 527 0 .4 728 0 Wisconsin 294 90 11 150 74 58 0 .2 0 2.4 681 0

Wyoming 41 8.1 .9 237 14 6.0 0 75 19 1.0 384 19 Puerto Rico 80 3.5 .1 54 4.8 11 0 1.9 0 2.6 157 0 Virgin Islands 1.0 .2 .4 0 .3 .1 1.2 0 0 0 1.9 1.2 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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