Water Resources of Iberville Parish, Louisiana

Fact Sheet 2021-3014
Prepared in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
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Abstract

Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. In 2014, about 589.87 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Iberville Parish in southeastern Louisiana: 30.86 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and 559.01 Mgal/d from surface-water sources. Withdrawals for industrial use accounted for about 77 percent (452.80 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn in 2016. Other use categories included power generation, which accounted for about 21 percent (124.54 Mgal/d), and aquaculture, which accounted for about 1 percent (7.50 Mgal/d). Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2010 and again in 2014 indicate that water withdrawals peaked in 1980 at 1,429.78 Mgal/d.

Suggested Citation

Lindaman, M.A., and White, V.E., 2021, Water resources of Iberville Parish, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021–3014, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20213014.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Groundwater Resources
  • Surface-Water Resources
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water resources of Iberville Parish, Louisiana
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2021-3014
DOI 10.3133/fs20213014
Year Published 2021
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Louisiana Water Science Center, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center
Description Report: 6 p.; Data Release
Country United States
State Louisiana
County Iberville Parish
Online Only (Y/N) N
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