Water use in Mississippi in 1975 amounted to 3,050 mgd (million gallons per day). The total represents pumpage of 1,130 mgd from ground-water sources and 1,920 mgd from surface-water sources. Included in the surface water pumpage are 540 mgd of brackish water from Back Bay of Biloxi. Public Supplies at Jackson in Hinds County and Meridian in Lauderdale County use both surface and ground water. Columbus in Lowndes County uses only surface water. All other public supplies in the State use ground water. A table shows the amount, source, and user of water used in each county of Mississippi during 1975. (Woodard-USGS)
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Water use in Mississippi, 1975
Water-Resources Investigations Report
U.S. Geological Survey,
map ;23 x 14 cm. on sheet 74 x 97 cm. fold. in envelope 31 x 23 cm.