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Water resources of Iberville Parish, Louisiana

April 6, 2021

Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Iberville 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 In 2014, about 589.87 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Iberville Parish in southeastern Louisiana: 30.86 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and 559.01 Mgal/d from surface-water sources. Withdrawals for industrial use accounted for about 77 percent (452.80 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn in 2016. Other use categories included power generation, which accounted for about 21 percent (124.54 Mgal/d), and aquaculture, which accounted for about 1 percent (7.50 Mgal/d). Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2010 and again in 2014 indicate that water withdrawals peaked in 1980 at 1,429.78 Mgal/d.