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Fact Sheet 2008–3032

National Water Avaiability and Use Program

Consumptive Water Use in the Great Lakes Basin

By Kimberly H. Shaffer

This fact sheet is available below as a 6-page PDF for viewing and printing.


Great Lakes state agencies and organizations view understanding consumptive water use as a critical component in water-resource management. To assist them in developing a better understanding of the factors involved in consumptive use, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has completed an inventory of consumptive-use coefficients for the Great Lakes Basin. This fact sheet highlights findings and data from a comprehensive report resulting from that inventory.

This fact sheet includes information on water-use categories used to compile and organize consumptive-use coefficients, summary statistics for consumptive-use coefficients by category, and estimated water withdrawals and consumptive-use amounts for the Great Lakes States for 2000.


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Fact Sheet (2.1 MB) - 6 pages (8.5" by 11" paper)

Suggested Citation:

Shaffer, K.H., 2008, Consumptive water use in the Great Lakes Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2008–3032, 6 p.

For more information about activities of the USGS National Water Availability and Use Program, see the USGS Water Use in the United States home page.

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