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Estimated water withdrawals and use in Pennsylvania, 1995

Fact Sheet 174-99

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Abstract

In practical terms, water use is divided into two basic types: instream use and offstream use. Instream use is water used in its natural channel, basin, or behind a dam and includes activities such as fishing, boating, and other recreational activities. Instream use also includes hydroelectric power generation. Off-stream use is water pumped or diverted from its natural channel, basin, or aquifer. Off-stream uses are divided into the following categories: public supply, domestic, commercial, industrial, thermoelectric power, mining, livestock, and irrigation. This fact sheet provides an overview of offstream and hydroelectric power water use in Pennsylvania. It describes water withdrawals by source, water withdrawals and deliveries by category, changes in water use over time, and water-management responsibilities in the State.

Suggested Citation

Ludlow, R.A., and Gast, W.A., 2000, Estimated water withdrawals and use in Pennsylvania, 1995: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 1999–0174, 4 p., https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/fs17499.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • How Do We Use Water?
  • How Do We Get Water?
  • How Much Water Is Used In Pennsylvania?
  • Water Management in Pennsylvania
  • Water Use Program
  • Selected References

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Estimated water withdrawals and use in Pennsylvania, 1995
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
174-99
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Pennsylvania Water Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Pennsylvania