U.S. Geological Survey

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


                         Table 6.  Surface-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          483      0.0       .3      62       69      753       0.0     7.0    0.0   6,310        0.0   7,680        0.0
Alaska            58       .7      9.0        .5       .5    106       0      20    308        26        0       221      308
Arizona          305       .3      0     3,250       64      124       0      29       .2      61         .4   3,830         .6
Arkansas         190      0      207       949       64       78       0        .7    0     1,640        0     3,130        0
California     2,560    106      177    17,200      206        3.4    25       7.0     .4     241   11,400    20,500   11,400

Colorado 567 0 .9 9,000 140 85 0 26 0 94 0 9,910 0 Connecticut 301 0 .6 6.5 .4 61 68 1.8 0 530 3,710 902 3,780 Delaware 52 0 0 9.5 .3 47 6.0 0 0 830 333 939 339 D.C. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 0 8.0 0 Florida 226 0 1.5 1,780 9.6 121 56 17 0 709 10,300 2,870 10,400

Georgia 730 0 12 178 36 311 33 2.9 0 3,020 33 4,290 65 Hawaii 17 1.4 .6 555 3.8 23 0 0 0 0 1,550 600 1,550 Idaho 28 0 0 12,100 0 26 0 7.8 0 0 0 12,100 0 Illinois 1,420 0 119 3.7 2.2 309 0 61 0 15,200 0 17,100 0 Indiana 330 0 31 31 20 2,350 0 88 0 5,950 0 8,810 0

Iowa 88 0 8.0 1.4 30 148 0 33 0 2,060 0 2,370 0 Kansas 197 0 0 199 31 3.8 0 .9 0 1,290 0 1,720 0 Kentucky 372 5.5 9.2 11 31 220 0 13 0 3,410 0 4,070 0 Louisiana 344 0 .9 256 329 2,070 67 36 0 4,910 0 7,950 67 Maine 86 0 30 1.6 1.1 244 0 2.9 0 81 609 446 609

Maryland 722 0 6.4 10 7.3 49 379 7.5 21 419 4,550 1,220 4,950 Massachusetts 535 0 18 100 .4 22 0 5.0 0 1,010 3,490 1,690 3,490 Michigan 1,140 .1 27 135 10 1,510 0 46 0 8,050 0 10,900 0 Minnesota 225 0 16 38 10 89 0 217 0 1,880 0 2,480 0 Mississippi 38 0 0 130 12 126 0 .5 0 342 316 648 316

Missouri 493 0 0 36 41 32 0 .1 0 4,540 1,060 5,150 1,060 Montana 83 .8 0 8,910 36 27 0 3.6 0 33 0 9,100 0 Nebraska 66 0 0 1,740 31 2.4 0 130 0 2,180 0 4,150 0 Nevada 281 .2 16 1,950 4.6 .8 0 3.5 0 22 0 2,280 0 New Hampshire 61 0 .2 .8 .3 37 0 2.7 0 254 894 356 894

New Jersey 643 0 1.4 36 0 273 1,020 103 0 597 9,550 1,650 10,600 New Mexico 32 0 1.2 1,640 3.6 1.7 0 2.4 0 40 0 1,720 0 New York 2,360 0 32 26 10 189 0 34 15 6,990 8,470 9,650 8,490 North Carolina 668 0 0 102 165 328 5.5 28 0 7,210 0 8,500 5.5 North Dakota 45 0 0 86 11 6.6 0 .7 0 2,390 0 2,540 0

Ohio 904 2.7 11 11 26 230 0 40 0 9,540 0 10,800 0 Oklahoma 435 0 1.5 108 96 32 0 .5 0 88 0 760 0 Oregon 365 7.6 704 6,300 18 254 0 .6 0 15 0 7,660 0 Pennsylvania 1,300 0 10 11 6.9 1,690 0 41 0 5,750 0 8,810 0 Rhode Island 88 0 1.3 1.8 .2 9.1 0 6.8 0 0 393 108 393

South Carolina 273 0 0 25 12 585 0 3.6 0 4,820 0 5,720 0 South Dakota 24 0 4.6 251 26 10 0 23 0 2.8 0 341 0 Tennessee 426 0 0 23 21 813 0 82 0 7,320 0 8,690 0 Texas 1,830 0 11 2,900 135 741 1,460 46 0 7,070 3,150 12,700 4,610 Utah 203 1.4 0 3,080 7.0 29 0 3.6 93 87 0 3,410 93

Vermont 19 0 1.0 .5 1.5 43 0 3.4 0 518 0 587 0 Virginia 640 0 8.3 28 21 300 66 68 0 3,210 2,080 4,270 2,150 Washington 441 0 .4 5,280 8.4 397 36 .6 0 330 0 6,460 36 West Virginia 118 1.0 .6 0 3.6 26 0 0 0 3,710 0 3,860 0 Wisconsin 301 0 0 1.8 25 409 0 0 0 5,090 0 5,830 0

Wyoming 47 .4 .7 6,920 13 9.9 0 26 0 183 0 7,200 0 Puerto Rico 325 3.2 0 87 3.5 0 0 .7 0 0 2,470 419 2,470 Virgin Islands 5.4 1.4 .3 0 .2 0 50 0 0 0 103 7.4 153 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total 23,500 132 1,480 85,500 1,800 15,400 3,260 1,280 438 130,000 64,500 259,000 68,200 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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