2020 Louisiana Water Use Inventory

2020 Louisiana Water Use Inventory

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), has collected and published information on water withdrawals and use on a 5-year basis since 1960. The reports present information on withdrawals from ground- and surface-water sources for use in water supply, industry, power generation, rural domestic, livestock, irrigation, and aquaculture for each parish and hydrologic unit in Louisiana. Withdrawals from major aquifers and aquifer systems also are included. The reports also present trends for total ground- and surface-water withdrawals for each parish and the State. In addition, monthly water-use data are collected on a quarterly basis from several public supply, industrial, and power-generation facilities. Each of these facilities, considered major users, withdraw over 1 million gallons per day (Mgal/d), on average, from a surface or ground source and account for about 80 percent of all withdrawals for public supply, industrial, and power-generation uses in Louisiana.

 

Publications:

Water Use in Louisiana, 2015 by Angela L. Collier and B. Pierre Sargent

Water Use in Louisiana, 2010 by B. Pierre Sargent

Water Use in Louisiana, 2005 by B. Pierre Sargent

Water Use in Louisiana, 2000 by B. Pierre Sargent

Water Use in Louisiana, 1995 by John K. Lovelace and Penny M. Johnson

Water Use in Louisiana, 1990 by John K. Lovelace

Pumpage of Water in Louisiana, 1985 by Dee L. Lurry

Pumpage of Water in Louisiana, 1980 by W. H. Walter

Pumpage of Water in Louisiana, 1975 by G. T. Cardwell and W. H. Walter

Pumpage of Water in Louisiana, 1970 by Don C. Dial

Pumpage of Water in Louisiana, 1965 by P. P. Bieber and M. J. Forbes, Jr.

Pumpage of Water in Louisiana, 1960 by J. L. Snider and M. J. Forbes, Jr.

 

Data set: Water withdrawals by source and category in Louisiana Parishes, 2014–2015 by Angela L. Collier