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Water use in Wisconsin, 1979

Water-Resources Investigations Report 82-444

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Abstract

This report summarizes the uses of water in Wisconsin during 1979. It considers all uses except those not involving significant position movement such as recreation. The greatest single use of water, an instream use, was for hydroelectric power production. About 26 trillion gallons, or 93% was used for this purpose. Of the other 7% where water is pumped to a different location 81% (6% of all water use) was cooling water for thermoelectric powerplants. Withdrawals of surface water by public and private systems are for residential, industrial, commercial, irrigation, and stock uses. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water use in Wisconsin, 1979
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
82-444
Edition:
WRI/OFR
Year Published:
1982
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 102 p. map ;28 cm.