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Water Use in the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, 2005

Estimated water use in the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District was 1,099 Mgal/d in 2005, of which 55 Mgal/d or 5 percent was from groundwater and 1,044 Mgal/d or 95 percent was from surface water (Fanning and Trent, 2009). The largest water withdrawal in the region in 2005 was for public supply (583 Mgal/d) and served 92 percent of the population in the region, with the balance provided by domestic supply wells. Thermoelectric power withdrawals totaled nearly 433 Mgal/d and were used to generate electricity at three powerplants. Industrial users in the region withdrew 6 Mgal/d for the area. Water withdrawn for irrigation in the region totaled 26 Mgal/d (of that 18 Mgal/d was used at golf courses) where an estimated 18,770 acres were irrigated in 2005.

Water data sources

Consumptive-use information
Water-monitoring site information

Explanation of Data Sources

The data and information below is from USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5002, and is being summarized here by State Water Planning Regions. These data may differ from site specific data collected by GaEPD.

Total water withdrawals and source of withdrawals

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Water use by category of use

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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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