Water Use in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, 1990
Marella, Richard L.
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Freshwater withdrawn during 1990 in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin totaled 2,098 million gallons per day. This is an increase of 42% between 1970 and 1990; however, between 1985 and 1990, freshwater withdrawals decreased nearly 3%. Of the total freshwater withdrawn in 1990, 86% was surface water, and 14% ground water. Nearly 60% of the surface-water withdrawn in 1990 was used for thermoelectric power generation, while 58% of the ground-water was used for agricultural irrigation.