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Fact Sheet 2009–3086

In cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Water Resources of Ouachita Parish

 

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Ouachita Parish, located in north-central Louisiana, contains fresh groundwater and surface-water resources. In 2005, about 152 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) were withdrawn from water sources in Ouachita Parish. About 84 percent (128 Mgal/d) was withdrawn from surface water, and 16 percent (24 Mgal/d) was withdrawn from groundwater. Power generation (87 Mgal/d) accounted for 58 percent of the total water withdrawn. Withdrawals for other uses included public supply (22 Mgal/d), industrial (24 Mgal/d), and irrigation (18 Mgal/d).

This fact sheet summarizes basic information on the water resources of Ouachita Parish, La. Information on groundwater and surface-water availability, quality, development, use, and trends is based on previously published reports.

First posted December 18, 2009

For additional information contact:

Director, USGS Louisiana Water Science Center
3535 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite 120
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

http://la.water.usgs.gov/

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Suggested citation:

Tomaszewski, D.J., Lovelace, J.K., and Griffith, J.M., 2009, Water resources of Ouachita Parish: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009-3086, 6 p.


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