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Fact Sheet 2013–3061

Prepared in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Water Resources of Assumption Parish, Louisiana

By Lawrence B. Prakken and John K. Lovelace

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Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Assumption Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for management of this vital resource. Information on the availability, past and current use, use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is presented. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of the information presented here. In 2010, about 21.4 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Assumption Parish, including about 12.4 Mgal/d from surface-water sources and 9.03 Mgal/d from groundwater sources. Withdrawals for industrial use accounted for about 16.4 Mgal/d or 76 percent of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included public supply, rural domestic, livestock, general irrigation, and aquaculture.Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2010 indicated that water withdrawals peaked in 2000 at about 29.7 Mgal/d.

First posted September 26, 2013

For additional information contact:
Director, Louisiana Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
3535 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite 120
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
http://la.water.usgs.gov/

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Suggested citation:

Prakken, L.B., and Lovelace, J.K., 2013, Water resources of Assumption Parish, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013–3061, 6 p., https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2013/3061/.



Contents

Introduction

Groundwater Resources

Surface-Water Resources

Cited References


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