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Estimated Water Use in Wyoming During 2000

Fact Sheet 2006-3099

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has compiled and published estimates of water withdrawals every 5 years since 1950. This series of water-use reports serves as one of the few sources of information about regional or national trends in water withdrawals (Hutson and others, 2004). In Wyoming, six categories - irrigation, mining, thermoelectric power, public supply, self-supplied domestic, and industrial - were included in the most recent (2000) USGS compilation of estimated water use. For each category, withdrawal volumes were compiled by water source (surface water or ground water), and by county. Irrigation, public supply, and industrial ground-water withdrawals also were compiled by aquifer. With the exception of saline ground-water mining withdrawals totaling 222 million gallons per day (Mgal/d), all withdrawals in Wyoming were freshwater. Estimated withdrawals are listed from largest to smallest throughout this fact sheet.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Estimated Water Use in Wyoming During 2000
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2006-3099
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2006
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Wyoming Water Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Number of Pages:
4
Time Range Start:
2000-01-01
Time Range End:
2000-12-31