Water Resources of Franklin Parish, Louisiana

Fact Sheet 2019-3021
Prepared in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development



Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Franklin 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 In 2014, about 41.79 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Franklin Parish: 37.73 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and 4.06 Mgal/d from surface-water sources. Withdrawals for agricultural use—composed of general irrigation, rice irrigation, aquaculture, and livestock—accounted for about 89 percent (37.16 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn. Public-supply use accounted for about 3 percent (1.07 Mgal/d); industry accounted for about 7 percent (2.92 Mgal/d); and rural domestic use accounted for about 2 percent (0.64 Mgal/d). Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2010 and again in 2014 indicated that water withdrawals peaked in 2005 at more than 50 Mgal/d.

Suggested Citation

White, V.E., 2019, Water resources of Franklin Parish, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3021, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193021.

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 Franklin Parish, Louisiana
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2019-3021
DOI 10.3133/fs20193021
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 Franklin Parish
Online Only (Y/N) N
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