Water Resources of Morehouse Parish, Louisiana

Fact Sheet 2018-3068
Prepared in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development



Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Morehouse 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. In 2014, 109.84 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Morehouse Parish: 78.05 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and 31.79 Mgal/d from surface-water sources. Withdrawals for agricultural use—including general irrigation, rice irrigation, and livestock—accounted for about 97 percent (106.29 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included public supply, rural domestic, and industrial. Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2010 and again in 2014 indicated that water withdrawals peaked in 1975 at 167.82 Mgal/d.

Suggested Citation

White, V.E., 2019, Water resources of Morehouse Parish, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3068, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183068.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Groundwater Resources
  • Surface-Water Resources
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water resources of Morehouse Parish, Louisiana
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2018-3068
DOI 10.3133/fs20183068
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center
Description Report: 6 p.; Data Release
Country United States
State Louisiana
County Morehouse County
Online Only (Y/N) N
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