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The National Water-Use Program
Downloading water-use information for 1985 and 1990

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The U.S. Geological Survey serves as a depository for water-use data collected by various local, state, and federal agencies in the United States. Data are available for 1985 and 1990 in plain ASCII, compressed MSDOS, and compressed UNIX formats. Note that some of the data files may be very large and may take a long time to download to your site. For more recent data, see the links on the USGS Water Use in the United States home page.

Get help with types of data files Help on formats of data files available.
If you are downloading data files be sure to download the 'wudict.txt' file also...it tells you what data elements are in the data files. Also be sure you use the option in your browsing program to save a file you select to your local disk.
(Note: If the Netscape browser doesn't download the MSDOS-Compressed files properly use the ASCII files instead.)

Data Files:

dot National files: ASCII | Compressed MSDOS | UNIX
dot County files by State: ASCII | Compressed MSDOS | UNIX
dot Water-resources subregion files by State: ASCII | Compressed MSDOS | UNIX
dot Water-resources accounting unit files by State: ASCII | Compressed MSDOS | UNIX
dot Water-resources cataloging unit files by State: ASCII | Compressed MSDOS | UNIX

Help: What is a water-resources region?

Reference Files (i.e. FIPS names for counties, etc)

dot Download reference lists (files of state, county, water-resource area codes and names)


USGS Water Use in the United States

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