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Water Resources of Ouachita Parish

Fact Sheet 2009-3086

Prepared in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
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Abstract

Ouachita Parish, located in north-central Louisiana, contains fresh groundwater and surface-water resources. In 2005, about 152 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) were withdrawn from water sources in Ouachita Parish. About 84 percent (128 Mgal/d) was withdrawn from surface water, and 16 percent (24 Mgal/d) was withdrawn from groundwater. Power generation (87 Mgal/d) accounted for 58 percent of the total water withdrawn. Withdrawals for other uses included public supply (22 Mgal/d), industrial (24 Mgal/d), and irrigation (18 Mgal/d). This fact sheet summarizes basic information on the water resources of Ouachita Parish, La. Information on groundwater and surface-water availability, quality, development, use, and trends is based on previously published reports.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water Resources of Ouachita Parish
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2009-3086
Edition:
Revised 2011
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Louisiana Water Science Center
Description:
6 p.