The quality of our Nation's waters: water quality in the Mississippi embayment-Texas coastal uplands aquifer system and Mississippi River Valley alluvial aquifer, south-central United States, 1994-2008

Circular 1356
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Abstract

About 8 million people rely on groundwater from the Mississippi embayment—Texas coastal uplands aquifer system for drinking water. The Mississippi River Valley alluvial aquifer also provides drinking water for domestic use in rural areas but is of primary importance to the region as a source of water for irrigation. Irrigation withdrawals from this aquifer are among the largest in the Nation and play a key role in the economy of the area, where annual crop sales total more than $7 billion. The reliance of the region on both aquifers for drinking water and irrigation highlights the importance of long-term management to sustain the availability and quality of these resources.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The quality of our Nation's waters: water quality in the Mississippi embayment-Texas coastal uplands aquifer system and Mississippi River Valley alluvial aquifer, south-central United States, 1994-2008
Series title Circular
Series number 1356
DOI 10.3133/cir1356
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Water Quality Assessment Program
Description Report: viii, 72 p.; Appendix 3
Public Comments National Water-Quality Assessment Program
Time Range Start 1994-01-01
Time Range End 2008-12-31
Country United States
State Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas
Other Geospatial Mississippi River Valley
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y