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Water-use information for California

January 1, 1994

This pamphlet reports on the availability of water use information to and for the state of California, through the development of the State Water-Use Data System (SWUDS). SWUDS is currently organized into 12 water use categories: Agricultural non-irrigation; Commercial; Domestic; Industrial; Irrigation; Mining; Power generation--fossil fuel, geothermal, hydroelectric , nuclear; Sewage treatment; and Water supply. The information needs of this system include type of water use (by category); name of water user; location of water use (latitude/longitude, county, and hydrologic unit--drainage basin); sources of water supply and return (fresh, saline, or reclaimed surface or groundwater); volume of water withdrawn, delivered, consumed, released, and returned; and period of water use (month, year). (Lantz-PTT)

Citation Information

Publication Year 1986
Title Water-use information for California
DOI 10.3133/ofr86483
Authors W. E. Templin
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 86-483
Index ID ofr86483
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse