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Aquaculture water use by county, Georgia, 2010.

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Water Withdrawal by Source and Category in Georgia, 2010

Aquaculture water use by county.


During 2005, the estimated rate of freshwater withdrawn for aquaculture was 9,420 million gallons per day (Mgal/d), or 9,840 thousand acre-feet per year, with surface water being the source of about 81 percent of the withdrawals. (All 2010 water use information is from the report Estimated use of water in the United States in 2010.) Much of the surface water was used for flow-through raceways and was returned to the environment after use. Aquaculture withdrawals were 3 percent of total National total freshwater withdrawals.