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Water resources of southwestern Louisiana

Water Supply Paper 1364

Prepared in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Public Works and the Louisiana Geological Survey, Department of Conservation
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Abstract

In southwestern Louisiana large quantities of fresh water are available for agricultural, municipal, domestic, and industrial purposes. However, local and regional problems resulting from salt-water encroachment in the streams and persistent declines of the groundwater levels in certain areas during . drought periods have caused some concern regarding the future water supply of the region. · In order to appraise the situation, to provide hydrologic information basic to development of the area, and to provide a basis for sound plans for alleviating recurrent dry-year losses, a study of the ground-water resources of the area was begun in 1938 through cooperation with the Louisiana Geological Survey, Department of Conservation. An intensive investigation comprising ground-water, surface-water, and quality-of-water studies was authorized in 1948 in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Public Works, and was completely under' way before the 1949 irrigation season. The studies were carried through the irrigation season of 1951.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water resources of southwestern Louisiana
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
1364
Year Published:
1956
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
Report: xiii, 460 p.; 38 Plates
Number of Pages:
475
Country:
United States
State:
Louisiana
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y