U.S. Geological Survey

Estimated use of water in the United States in 1990.
Domestic Water Use


     Domestic freshwater use by Colorado and the nation, 1990
  [Figures may not add to totals because of independent rounding.
    Mgal/d = million gallons per day; gal/d = gallons per day]

                          Part I
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                          SELF SUPPLIED                
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                           Water withdrawals,
                               in Mgal/d
                        ---------------------     Per   
STATE      Population,      Source               capita 
          in thousands  ---------------  Total    use,  
                        Ground  Surface         in gal/d
                         water  water
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Colorado       248         19      0        19     76  
Total       42,800      3,260    132     3,390     79  

Part II ------------------------------------------------------------------ PUBLIC SUPPLY TOTAL USE -------------------------------- ---------------------- Per Withdrawals STATE Population Water capita and Consump- served, in deliveries use deliveries, tive use, thousands in Mgal/d in gal/d in Mgal/d in Mgal/d ------------------------------------------------------------------ Colorado 3,050 441 145 460 139 Total 210,000 21,900 105 25,300 5,880

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