Estimated use of water in the United States in 2000

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Title Estimated use of water in the United States in 2000
Creator Hutson, Susan S.; Barber,Nancy L,; Kenny, Joan F.; Linsey, Kristen S.; Lumia, Deborah S.; Maupin, Molly A.
Subject Water use; Irrigation; Thermoelectricity; Water consumption; Groundwater; Rivers; Lakes
Spatial Coverage United States
Description Estimates of water use in the United States indicate that about 408 billion gallons per day (one thousand million gallons per day, abbreviated Bgal/d) were withdrawn for all uses during 2000. This total has varied less than 3 percent since 1985 as withdrawals have stabilized for the two largest uses-thermoelectric power and irrigation. Fresh groundwater withdrawals (83.3 Bgal/d) during 2000 were 14 percent more than during 1985. Fresh surface-water withdrawals for 2000 were 262 Bgal/d, varying less than 2 percent since 1985. About 195 Bgal/d, or 48 percent of all freshwater and saline-water withdrawals for 2000, were used for thermoelectric power. Most of this water was derived from surface water and used for once-through cooling at power plants. About 52 percent of fresh surface-water withdrawals and about 96 percent of saline-water withdrawals were for thermoelectric-power use. Withdrawals for thermoelectric power have been relatively stable since 1985. Irrigation remained the larges
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Date 2004
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website ( Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Source Hutson, Susan S. Barber, Nancy L, Kenny, Joan F. Linsey, Kristen S. Lumia, Deborah S. Maupin, Molly A. Hutson, Susan S. Barber, Nancy L, Kenny, Joan F. Linsey,Kristen S., Lumia, Deborah S., and Maupin, Molly A., 2004, Estimated use of water in the United States in 2000, Reston,Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1268 52 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Daureen Nesdill; Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s62v2f1b
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2004-10-30
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145689
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