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Water resources of Evangeline Parish, Louisiana

August 4, 2020

Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. In 2014, about 282.66 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Evangeline Parish, including about 122.05 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and 160.61 Mgal/d from surface-water sources. Withdrawals for agricultural use, composed of aquaculture, general irrigation, livestock, and rice irrigation, accounted for 45 percent (126.86 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn. Withdrawals for power-generation use accounted for about 52 percent (146.33 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included public supply, industry, and rural domestic. Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2010 and again in 2014 indicated that water withdrawals peaked in 1980.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2020
Title Water resources of Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
DOI 10.3133/fs20203020
Authors Chid J. Murphy, Vincent E. White
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2020-3020
Index ID fs20203020
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center

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