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Fact Sheet 2012–3063

Prepared in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Water Resources of Vernon Parish

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

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In 2005, about 6.67 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, including about 6.46 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and 0.21 Mgal/d from surface-water sources. Public-supply use accounted for about 76 percent (5.06 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included rural domestic, livestock, general irrigation, and aquaculture. Based on water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2005, water withdrawals in the parish peaked in 1990 at about 10.4 Mgal/d.

This fact sheet summarizes basic information on the water resources of Vernon 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 June 8, 2012

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

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Suggested citation:

Prakken, L.B., Griffith, J.M., and Fendick, R.B., Jr., 2012, Water resources of Vernon Parish: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3063, 6 p.



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