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AGC/AGS Series Water Resources Summary
Number Series WRS-9
Title Use of Water in Arkansas, 1975
Author (s) H.N. Halberg
Date 1977
General Description This report contains statistical information relating to water use in Arkansas.  The principle categories of water use, other than hydroelectric energy generation, are public supply, self-supplied industrial use, rural domestic and livestock use, irrigation, fish and minnow farming, water for wild life impoundments, and thermoelectric-energy generation.  About half the total or 2,440 Mgal/d was used for irrigation, and of that 86 percent was ground water.  A little more than half the water used in the state was ground water; streams and reservoirs supplied the rest.

The report includes:

  • A graphic figure showing the categories of ground-water use and their relationships to each other
  • A table showing use and consumption of water in 1975 and changes since 1970
  • A map displaying water use in Arkansas counties in 1975, in million gallons per day
  • A table giving each county's water use in 1975, divided into the principle categories
  • A map displaying changes in water use in Arkansas from 1970 to 1975
  • A table, arranged alphabetically by county, showing use of ground and surface water per day
  • A table, arranged alphabetically by county, showing use of industrial and commercial water per day
  • A table showing use of water to generate hydroelectric energy during 1975
  • A table, arranged alphabetically by county, showing withdrawls of ground water during 1975

*Includes:  28 pages, 3 figures, 7 tables

Availability Yes.  Paper copy.
Price $3.00 plus shipping
  Contact Sales Office at (501) 296-1877,  for shipping and handling charges.
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Contact Information Arkansas Geological Survey
3815 West Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR  72204
(501) 296-1877 or  (501) 296-1878

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