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Fact Sheet 2011–3087

In cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Water Resources of Bossier Parish

By Lawrence B. Prakken and Jason M. Griffith

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In 2005, about 15.8 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, including 4.12 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and about 11.7 Mgal/d from surface-water sources. Public-supply use accounted for about 78 percent (12.4 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included industry, rural domestic, livestock, rice irrigation, general irrigation, and aquaculture. Based on water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2005, water withdrawals in the parish increased from 4.96 to 15.8 Mgal/d.

This fact sheet summarizes basic information on the water resources of Bossier Parish, La. Information on groundwater and surface-water availability, quality, development, use, and trends is based on previously published reports listed in the Selected References section.

First posted November 4, 2011

For additional information contact:
Director, USGS Louisiana Water Science Center U.S. Geological Survey
3535 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite 120
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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Suggested citation:

Prakken, L.B., and Griffith, J.M., 2011, Water resources of Bossier Parish: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011–3087, 6 p.

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