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Fact Sheet 2014–3017

Prepared in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Water Resources of Orleans Parish, Louisiana

By Lawrence B. Prakken, Vincent E. White, and John K. Lovelace

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Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Orleans 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 stewardship 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 ( are the primary sources of the information presented here.

First posted May 7, 2014

For additional information contact:
Director, 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., White, V.E., and Lovelace, J.K., Water resources of Orleans Parish, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3017, 6 p.,

ISSN 2327-6916 (print)

ISSN 2327-6932 (online)



Groundwater Resources

Gonzales-New Orleans Aquifer

Surface-Water Resources

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