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Water resources of Union Parish, Louisiana

March 18, 2020

Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Union 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 In 2014, about 4.88 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Union Parish: 4.70 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and 0.18 Mgal/d from surface-water sources. Withdrawals for public-supply use accounted for about 89 percent (4.36 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included industrial, rural domestic, livestock, rice irrigation, and general irrigation. Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2010 and again in 2014 indicated that water withdrawals peaked in 2000 at about 8.89 Mgal/d.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2020
Title Water resources of Union Parish, Louisiana
DOI 10.3133/fs20203002
Authors Angela L. Robinson
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2020-3002
Index ID fs20203002
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center

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