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Consumptive Water Use in the Great Lakes Basin

May 18, 2008

Great Lakes state agencies and organizations view understanding consumptive water use as a critical component in water-resource management. To assist them in developing a better understanding of the factors involved in consumptive use, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has completed an inventory of consumptive-use coefficients for the Great Lakes Basin. This fact sheet highlights findings and data from a comprehensive report resulting from that inventory.

This fact sheet includes information on water-use categories used to compile and organize consumptive-use coefficients, summary statistics for consumptive-use coefficients by category, and estimated water withdrawals and consumptive-use amounts for the Great Lakes States for 2000.

Publication Year 2008
Title Consumptive Water Use in the Great Lakes Basin
DOI 10.3133/fs20083032
Authors Kimberly H. Shaffer
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2008-3032
Index ID fs20083032
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Water Availability and Use Program