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Louisiana Water Use Program

Louisiana has a total land and water area of 52,000 square miles with abundant water resources located throughout the State. Every day, large amounts of water are withdrawn from natural sources for public-supply, industrial, power-generation, rural-domestic, livestock, irrigation, and aquaculture uses. Water-use data are essential to appraise the effects of present use and plan the future use of Louisiana’s water resources.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), has collected and published information on water withdrawals and use on a 5-year basis since 1960. The reports present information on withdrawals from ground- and surface-water sources by category, parish, major aquifer or aquifer system, and hydrologic unit in Louisiana. The reports also present trends for total ground- and surface-water withdrawals for each parish and the State

Our Apps

5-year Water Use Survey Form NEW
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Major User Water Use Application SOON
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USGS Publications

Water Use in Louisiana, 2015

by Angela L. Collier and B. Pierre Sargent

Water Use in Louisiana, 2010

by B. Pierre Sargent

Water Use in Louisiana, 2005

by B. Pierre Sargent

Water Use in Louisiana, 2000

by B. Pierre Sargent

Water Use in Louisiana, 1995

by B. Pierre Sargent

Water Use in Louisiana, 1990

by B. Pierre Sargent

Pumpage of Water in Louisiana, 1985

by Dee L. Lurry

Pumpage of Water in Louisiana, 1980

by W. H. Walter

Pumpage of Water in Louisiana, 1975

by G. T. Cardwell and W. H. Walter

Pumpage of Water in Louisiana, 1970

by Don C. Dial

Pumpage of Water in Louisiana, 1965

by P. P. Bieber and M. J. Forbes, Jr.

Pumpage of Water in Louisiana, 1960

by J. L. Snider and M. J. Forbes, Jr.

Data Set

Contact
Angela L. Robinson
Hydrologist
Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center
alrobinson@usgs.gov
Alexe Dacurro
Developer
Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center
adacurro@contractor.usgs.gov