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Estimated Domestic, Irrigation, and Industrial Water Use in Washington, 2000

Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5015

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Abstract

Since 1950, the U.S. Geological Survey has published a series of Circulars and other reports on the estimated use of water in the United States at 5-year intervals. This report presents State, regional, and county estimates of the amount of water used for domestic, irrigation, and industrial purposes in the State of Washington during the year 2000. Domestic water use was estimated to be 674 million gallons per day and the per-capita rate, 114 gallons per day. Crop-irrigation water use was estimated to be 3,005 million gallons per day and the application rate, 2.2 acre-feet per acre per year, or feet per year. Golf-course irrigation water use was estimated to be 23.6 million gallons per day and the application rate, 1.4 feet per year. Industrial water use was estimated to be 681 million gallons per day. Historically, these core categories account for about 92 percent of the estimated offstream water used in Washington.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Estimated Domestic, Irrigation, and Industrial Water Use in Washington, 2000
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Report
Series number:
2004-5015
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2004
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
16 p.