Kentucky Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1209
By Aimee C. Downs and William E. Caldwell
In cooperation with the Kentucky Division of Water
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The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Kentucky Division of Water, has compiled the reported permitted public water-supply-withdrawal data for Kentucky for 2005. Water-withdrawal data for 1995 and 2000 were previously published in Solley and others (1998) and Hutson and others (2004), respectively. This report is a graphical representation of permitted withdrawals for 1995, 2000, and 2005.
Public suppliers that are regulated through the Kentucky Division of Water, Water-Withdrawal Permitting Program, withdrew a total of 496, 525, and 558 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) in 1995, 2000, and 2005, respectively. In 2005, 489 Mgal/d (88 percent) came from surface-water sources, and 69 Mgal/d (12 percent) came from ground-water sources. Small increases and decreases in permitted public water-supply withdrawals can be attributed to population changes. Large increases and decreases can be attributed to merging of supply systems, change(s) in source, or purchases from other counties.
U.S. Geological Survey Water-Use Program
Kentucky Water-Use Program
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Downs, Aimee C., and Caldwell, William E., 2007, Kentucky public water-supply withdrawals during 1995, 2000, and 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1209, 13 p.
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