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Permitted water use in Iowa, 1985

Open-File Report 86-302

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Abstract

This report summarizes where, how much, and for what purpose water is used in Iowa with permits issued by the Iowa Department of Water, Air, and Waste Management. In Iowa, 58 percent of the total 855,175.4 million gallons per year is from surface-water sources and 42 percent is from groundwater sources. Power generators are permitted the largest percentage of total water use. The public water suppliers category is the next largest use type of the total permitted water. Mining comprises 13.4 percent of the total water use and is the third largest water-use category. Irrigation is the fourth highest permitted use type comprising 12 percent of the total water use. Self-supplied industrial users are permitted 10.6 percent of the total permitted water use. Self-supplied commercial use is allocated 1.5 percent of the total permitted water. Non-irrigation agricultural use is 0.1 percent of the total permitted water. The areas that are allocated the most water permits are east-central Iowa and west-central Iowa. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Permitted water use in Iowa, 1985
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
86-302
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1985
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
24 p. :ill., maps ;22 x 28 cm.