Fact Sheet 2013–3029
This fact sheet summarizes basic information on the water resources of Claiborne Parish. Information on groundwater and surface-water availability, quality, development, use, and trends is based on previously published reports listed in the Cited References section.
In 2010, about 2.60 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, including about 2.42 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and 0.18 Mgal/d from surface-water sources. Public-supply use accounted for about 84 percent of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included industrial, rural domestic, livestock, and general irrigation. Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2010 indicated that total water withdrawals in the parish have ranged from about 2.6 to 3.9 Mgal/d.
First posted July 15, 2013
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Fendick, R.B., Jr., Prakken, L.B., and Griffith, J.M., 2013, Water resources of Claiborne Parish, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013–3029, 6 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2013/3029/.