Water resources of Bossier Parish

Fact Sheet 2011-3087
In cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
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In 2005, about 15.8 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, including 4.12 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and about 11.7 Mgal/d from surface-water sources. Public-supply use accounted for about 78 percent (12.4 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included industry, rural domestic, livestock, rice irrigation, general irrigation, and aquaculture. Based on water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2005, water withdrawals in the parish increased from 4.96 to 15.8 Mgal/d. This fact sheet summarizes basic information on the water resources of Bossier 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.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water resources of Bossier Parish
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2011-3087
DOI 10.3133/fs20113087
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Louisiana Water Science Center
Description 6 p.
Country United States
State Louisiana
Other Geospatial Bossier Parish;Red River Alluvial Aquifer;Upland Terrace Aquifer;Sparta Aquifer;Carrizo-wilcox Aquifer;Red River
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