Estimated use of water in Nebraska, 1985

Nebraska water survey paper 64



The estimated volume of 19,187,200 acre-feet of water used in Nebraska during 1985 is an average of 17,116.15 million gallons per day. Surface water supplied 12,925,040 acre-feet or 67.4 percent of the total volume used. The remaining 6,262,160 acre-feet or 32.6 percent was pumped from the groundwater reservoir. Power production was the greatest use of water of any category, with 10,415,200 acre-feet or 54.3 percent of the total use during 1985. Excluding power production, estimated total water use in Nebraska in 1985 was 7,825.16 million gallots per day, or 8,772,000 acre-feet. Excluding power production, groundwater accounted for 71 percent-or 5,561.51 million gallons per day (6,234,450 acre-feet)-of this total water use in the state in 1985, and surface water accounted for 28.9 percent, or 2,363.65 million gallons per day (2,537,550 acre-feet). Estimated irrigation water use of 8,144,170 acre-feet during 1985 was 42.4 percent of the total water use in the state; excluding power production, it was 92.8 percent of total water use.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype State/Local Government Series
Title Estimated use of water in Nebraska, 1985
Series title Nebraska water survey paper
Series number 64
Year Published 1988
Language English
Publisher Conservation and Survey Division, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Publisher location Lincoln, NE
Description vii, 125 p.
Country United States
State Nebraska
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N