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Water Use in Georgia, 2005
Surface-water Withdrawals

Pie charts showing surface- and groundwater withdrawals in Georgia, 2005.

Total offstream water use from groundwater and surface-water sources was about 5,471 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) in 2005. An estimated 4,291 Mgal/d were withdrawn from surface-water sources (78 percent), and of that amount, 63 percent was for thermoelectric-power generation. The greatest offstream use (60 Mgal/d or greater) occurred in counties where thermoelectric-power plants are located. Surface water provided 78 percent of the 1,180 Mgal/d withdrawn for public supply. Many counties in the northern Piedmont physiographic province of Georgia, an area of dense population, had a large percentage of withdrawals from surface-water sources.

Surface-water withdrawals by county

Map showing total fresh surface-water use by county, year 2005.Map showing total fresh surface-water use, excluding thermoelectric power,  by county, year 2005.

Map showing total fresh surface-water use by county, year 2005.

Population and water withdrawals in Georgia, 2005
(Water-use values are in million gallons per day (Mgal/d)
PopulationGroundwaterSurface waterSurface water

Surface-water withdrawals, by category of use

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