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Water Use in the Coastal Georgia Region, 2005

Estimated water use in the Coastal Georgia Water Planning Region was 558 Mgal/d in 2005, of which 169 Mgal/d or 30 percent was from groundwater and 389 Mgal/d or 70 percent was from surface water (Fanning and Trent, 2009). The largest water withdrawal in the region in 2005 was for thermoelectric power (293 Mgal/d) which was used to generate electricity at three powerplants. Industrial users in the region withdrew 132 Mgal/d (for paper and chemical plants). Public supply withdrawals, nearly 97 Mgal/d and served 78 percent of the population in the region, with the balance provided by domestic supply wells. Water withdrawn for irrigation in the region totaled 17 Mgal/d where an estimated 28,260 acres were irrigated in 2005.

Water data sources

2005 water-use information
Consumptive-use information
Water-monitoring site maps:
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Total water withdrawals and source of withdrawals

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Water use by category of use

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Note: Water-use data may in these charts may differ from Georgia EPD data due to different groupings of water-use categories.

Consumptive use

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Source and use of water

Trends in water use and population for 1985-2005

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Trends in water use, by category, for 1985-2005

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Total water use by county

Including thermoelectric power

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Excluding thermoelectric power

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