Water Use in Coastal Georgia by County and Source for 1997 and Trends, 1980-97
Fanning, Julia L.
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Water use during 1997 was estimated for each county in the 24-county area of coastal Georgia by water-use category, using data obtained from various Federal and State agencies. Categories of offstream water use include public supply, domestic, commercial, industrial, mining, irrigation, livestock, and thermoelectric power generation. Total offstream water use from ground- and surfacewater sources was estimated to be about 1,225 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) in 1997 for the study area, of which ground water supplied 28 percent and surface water supplied 72 percent. Water withdrawal in coastal Georgia increased from 1,153 Mgal/d in 1980 to 1,225 Mgal/d in 1997, a 6-percent increase. During this period, surface-water withdrawal increased by 111 Mgal/d and ground-water withdrawal decreased by 38 Mgal/d.