Estimated water withdrawals and use in Illinois, 1992

Open-File Report 99-97



The total amount of water withdrawn in Illinois during 1992 was about 19,076 (Mgal/d) million gallons per day. About 16,101 Mgal/d, or about 84 percent of this total, was withdrawn for thermoelectric-power generation, and about 1,877 Mgal/d was withdrawn by and delivered from public-supply facilities. About 1,910 Mgal/d of surface water was withdrawn, excluding withdrawals for thermoelectric-power generation. Public-supply facilities in Illinois withdrew about 1,210 Mgal/d from Lake Michigan in 1992. The next largest withdrawal of surface water was that by self-supplied industrial users. About 1,068 Mgal/d of the total water withdrawn was ground water; about 25 Mgal/d of this ground water was saline. Public-supply facilities withdrew about 36 percent of the total ground water withdrawn; the second largest withdrawal of ground water was for irrigation.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Estimated water withdrawals and use in Illinois, 1992
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 99-97
DOI 10.3133/ofr9997
Edition -
Year Published 1999
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; Branch of Information Services [distributor],
Description iv, 49 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.