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Fact Sheet 2012–3065

Prepared in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Water Resources of Beauregard Parish

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

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In 2005, about 30.6 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water was withdrawn in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, including about 30.4 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and 0.1 Mgal/d from surface water sources. Industrial use, primarily for wood products, accounted for about 72 percent (22.0 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included public supply, rural domestic, livestock, rice irrigation, general irrigation, and aquaculture. Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2005 indicate water withdrawals in the parish peaked at about 43.5 Mgal/d in 1985. The large increase in groundwater usage from 1970 to 1975 was primarily due to industrial withdrawals, which increased from 3.64 Mgl/d in 1970 to 29.0 Mgal/d in 1975.

This fact sheet summarizes information on the water resources of Beauregard 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 July 26, 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 Beauregard Parish: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3065, 6 p.



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