Estimate of livestock water use in Nebraska during 1980

Water-Resources Investigations Report 86-4031
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Abstract

The estimated volume of 148,120 acre-ft of water used by livestock in Nebraska during 1980 is the second largest (after Texas) volume used for livestock production in the fifty Sates. Although water used by livestock is a small percentage of the total water used in Nebraska, this use has a major impact on the farm economy of the State, as livestock sales accounted for 59% of the total farm market cash receipts in 1980. About 16%, or 23 ,590 acre-ft, of this use is estimated to be from surface water sources, with the remaining 124,530 acre-ft pumped from the State 's groundwater supply. The estimated livestock water use in Nebraska 's 93 counties during 1980 ranged from 340 acre-ft in Hooker County to 6,770 acre-ft in Cherry County. Livestock water use by Hydrologic Units ranged from 20 acre-ft in the Hat Creek basin 10120106) to 10,370 acre-ft in the Elkhorn River basin, and the Natural Resources Districts ' use ranged from 1 ,880 acre-ft in the South Platte NRD to 17,830 acre-ft in the Lower Elkhorn NRD. (Author 's abstract)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Estimate of livestock water use in Nebraska during 1980
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 86-4031
DOI 10.3133/wri864031
Edition -
Year Published 1986
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description iii, 38 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.