National water summary 1985: Hydrologic events and surface-water resources

Water Supply Paper 2300
Compiled by: David W. MoodyEdith B. Chase, and David A. Aronson



The surface-water resources of the United States, the focal point for this National Water Summary, are extensively developed and managed to provide water supplies, hydroelectric power, navigation, recreational opportunities, and sufficient instream flows to maintain fish and wildlife habitats and adequate water quality. Surface water represents 77 percent of the Nation's total freshwater withdrawals, 65 percent of public supplies, 74 percent of self- supplied industries, excluding thermoelectric power generation, and 60 percent of irrigation. In only 10 States does surface water provide less than half of the total withdrawals.

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title National water summary 1985: Hydrologic events and surface-water resources
Series title Water Supply Paper
Series number 2300
ISBN 0607690631
DOI 10.3133/wsp2300
Year Published 1986
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Iowa Water Science Center, Minnesota Water Science Center, North Dakota Water Science Center, Pennsylvania Water Science Center, Texas Water Science Center, Utah Water Science Center, Wisconsin Water Science Center, Dakota Water Science Center
Description ix, 506 p.
Country United States
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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