Water Resources of Evangeline Parish, Louisiana

Fact Sheet 2020-3020
Prepared in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
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Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Evangeline 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 In 2014, about 282.66 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Evangeline Parish, including about 122.05 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and 160.61 Mgal/d from surface-water sources. Withdrawals for agricultural use, composed of aquaculture, general irrigation, livestock, and rice irrigation, accounted for 45 percent (126.86 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn. Withdrawals for power-generation use accounted for about 52 percent (146.33 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included public supply, industry, and rural domestic. Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2010 and again in 2014 indicated that water withdrawals peaked in 1980.

Suggested Citation

Murphy, C.J., and White, V.E., 2020, Water resources of Evangeline Parish, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020–3020, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20203020.

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 Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2020-3020
DOI 10.3133/fs20203020
Year Published 2020
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 Evangeline Parish
Online Only (Y/N) N
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