Water Withdrawals and Consumptive Use States and Other Areas: 1990


[In millions of gallons per day, except as noted. Figures may not add due to rounding. Withdrawal signifies water physically withdrawn from a source. Includes fresh and saline water]

                         WATER WITHDRAWN
----------------------------------------------------------------------                   
               |                 |                     |
               |         Per     |         Source      |
               |  Total  capita  |---------------------|  Consumptive
               |         (gal.   |  Ground     Surface |  use,(1)
STATE OR       |         per     |  water       water  |  fresh 
OTHER AREA     |         day)    |  fresh              |  water
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
U.S.(2) ....... 407,900   1,340     80,640     327,260    93,980
 Arizona.......   6,570   1,790      2,740       3,830     4,350
 Colorado......  12,700   3,850      2,800       9,910     5,250
 Idaho ........  19,700  19,600      7,590      12,100     6,090
 Montana ......   9,320  11,600        218       9,100     2,090
 Nevada .......   3,350   2,780      1,070       2,280     1,690
 New Mexico ...   3,480   2,300      1,760       1,720     2,060
 Utah .........   4,480   2,540        971       3,510     2,230
 Wyoming ......   7,600  16,700        403       7,200     2,730
 


Notes: (1)Water that has been evaporated, transpired, or incorporated into products, plant, or animal tissue; and therefore, is not available for immediate reuse. (2)Includes Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

Source: Table No. 369 of the Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1995. U.S. Census Bureau.

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