Mining water withdrawals, by county, for Georgia in 2010.

Map showing mining water withdrawals, by county, for Georgia in 2010.

Detailed Description

Water use information is collected every 5 years by USGS. This map shows water withdrawals for mining purposes, in 2010, by county, for Georgia.

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Mining water use is water used for the extraction of minerals that may be in the form of solids, such as coal, iron, sand, and gravel; liquids, such as crude petroleum; and gases, such as natural gas. The category includes quarrying, milling of mined materials, injection of water for secondary oil recovery or for unconventional oil and gas recovery (such as hydraulic fracturing), and other operations associated with mining activities. Dewatering is not reported as a mining withdrawal unless the water was used beneficially, such as dampening roads for dust control.


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