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Fact Sheet 2013–3029

Prepared in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Water Resources of Claiborne Parish, Louisiana

By Robert B. Fendick, Jr., Lawrence B. Prakken, and Jason M. Griffith

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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In 2010, about 2.60 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, including about 2.42 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and 0.18 Mgal/d from surface-water sources. Public-supply use accounted for about 84 percent of the total water withdrawn.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

For additional information contact:
Director, Louisiana Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
3535 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite 120
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
http://la.water.usgs.gov

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Suggested citation:

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/.



Contents

Introduction

Groundwater Resources

Surface-Water Resources

Cited References


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