50 years of water use information, 1950-2000


Estimated Use of Water in the United States—1950

map of the U.S. showing ground water and 
surface water use for municipal supply in 1950 as 2-section pie charts for each state

Figure 3.—Water used for municipal supply, 1950.

Figure 3 Explanation:
Area of circle denotes amount of water used
White sections are surface water, black sections are ground water
(small circle) 10 million gallons per day
(medium circle) 100 million gallons per day
(large circle) 1,000 million gallons per day

Water Use in the United States | USGS Water Resources of the United States

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