Water Resources of Caddo Parish

Fact Sheet 2011-3086
In cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
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In 2005, about 72.9 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, including about 7.70 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and 65.2 Mgal/d from surface-water sources. Public-supply use accounted for about 71 percent, and power generation accounted for about 19 percent of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included general irrigation, rural domestic, aquaculture, livestock, and industrial. Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2005 indicate water withdrawals in the parish peaked in 1965 and generally decreased afterwards, primarily because of reduced surface-water withdrawals for power generation. From 1965 to 2005, surface-water withdrawals for power generation declined from 419 to 14.2 Mgal/d. This fact sheet summarizes basic information on the water resources of Caddo Parish, La. Information on groundwater and surface-water availability, quality, development, use, and trends is based on previously published reports listed in the references section.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water Resources of Caddo Parish
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2011-3086
DOI 10.3133/fs20113086
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Louisiana Water Science Center
Description 6 p.
First page 1
Last page 6
Country United States
State Louisiana
City Caddo Parish
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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