Water Resources of Jackson Parish, Louisiana

Fact Sheet 2019-3020
Prepared in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development



Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Jackson 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 In 2014, about 4.38 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Jackson Parish: 4.36 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and 0.02 Mgal/d from surface-water sources. Withdrawals for public-supply use accounted for about 42 percent (1.85 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn, and industrial use accounted for about 54 percent (2.36 Mgal/d). Other categories of use included livestock and rural domestic. Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2010 and again in 2014 indicate that water withdrawals peaked in 1975 at about 15.26 Mgal/d. The significant decrease in water use from 1975 to 1980 was caused by a reduction of 10.38 Mgal/d in withdrawals for industrial use.

Suggested Citation

White, V.E., 2019, Water resources of Jackson Parish, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3020, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193020.

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 Jackson Parish, Louisiana
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2019-3020
DOI 10.3133/fs20193020
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 Jackson Parish
Online Only (Y/N) N
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