U.S. Geological Survey

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


      Mining water use by Colorado and the nation, 1990
[Figures may not add to totals because of independent rounding.
          All values in million gallons per day]

                           Part I
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                                  WITHDRAWALS
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                              By source and type              
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STATE               Ground water            Surface water
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                Fresh  Saline   Total   Fresh  Saline   Total 
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Colorado           28      30      57      26      0       26  
Total           2,020   1,210   3,240   1,280    438    1,720  

Part II ---------------------------------------------------------------- WITHDRAWALS ---------------------- CONSUMPTIVE USE STATE Total ---------------------- -------------------- Fresh Saline Total Fresh Saline Total ---- ---------------------------------------------------------- Colorado 54 30 84 14 4.1 18 Total 3,310 1,650 4,960 1,160 393 1,550

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