Water Use in the United States
Estimated Withdrawals from Principal Aquifers in the United States, 2000
The files linked on this page present water-use estimates by principal aquifer for each State for the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as published in Circular 1279, Estimated Withdrawals from Principal Aquifers in the United States, 2000.
In addition to the report, the water-use terminology page may be helpful to understand the data.
Principal aquifer estimates for 2000
A file of all principal aquifer data by State for the United States is provided in MS Excel format and as a tab-delimited ASCII file. (The use of trade names is for identification purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Geological Survey.) Microsoft has a free viewer program for Microsoft Excel files for those who do not have access to a copy of Microsoft Excel.
Data dictionary information is provided in Excel comment fields attached to each column heading, and on a worksheet in the Excel file. A separate data dictionary also is available for use with the ASCII file.