Sustainability of ground-water resources

Circular 1186
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The pumpage of fresh ground water in the United States in 1995 was estimated to be approximately 77 billion gallons per day (Solley and others, 1998), which is about 8 percent of the estimated 1 trillion gallons per day of natural recharge to the Nation's ground-water systems (Nace, 1960). From an overall national perspective, the ground-water resource appears ample. Locally, however, the availability of ground water varies widely. Moreover, only a part of the ground water stored in the subsurface can be recovered by wells in an economic manner and without adverse consequences.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Sustainability of ground-water resources
Series title Circular
Series number 1186
DOI 10.3133/cir1186
Edition -
Year Published 1999
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey,
Description v, 79 p. :col. ill., col. maps ;28 cm.
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