Fact Sheet 2011–3088
In 2005, about 9.52 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Webster Parish, Louisiana, including about 9.33 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and 0.19 Mgal/d from surface-water sources. Public-supply use accounted for about 70 percent of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included industrial, rural domestic, livestock, general irrigation, and aquaculture. Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2005 indicate water withdrawals in Webster Parish decreased substantially from 1970 to 1980; surface-water withdrawals for industrial use decreased from about 37 to 0 Mgal/d because of a paper mill closure in 1979. From 1980 to 2000, total water withdrawals in the parish ranged from 7 to 8 Mgal/d.
This fact sheet summarizes basic information on the water resources of Webster Parish, La. Information on groundwater and surface-water availability, quality, development, use, and trends is based on previously published reports listed in the Selected References section.
First posted November 4, 2011
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Prakken, L.B., and Griffith, J.M., 2011, Water resources of Webster Parish: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011–3088, 6 p.