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Water Use in the Lower Flint-Ochlockonee Region, 2005

Pie charts showing groundwater and surface water use in 2005 for the Region, as compared to the totals for Georgia.Estimated water use in the Lower Flint-Ochlocknee Water Planning Region was 593 Mgal/d in 2005, of which 293 Mgal/d or 49 percent was from groundwater and 300 Mgal/d or 51 percent was from surface water (Fanning and Trent, 2009). The largest water withdrawal in the region in 2005 was for irrigation (293 Mgal/d), which was used to irrigate more than 616,000 acres. Industrial users in the region withdrew 123 Mgal/d (mostly for paper and chemical plants). Public supply withdrawals totaled nearly 40 Mgal/d and served 66 percent of the population in the region (all from groundwater), with the balance provided by domestic supply wells. Water withdrawn for thermoelectric power in the region totaled 121 Mgal/d to generate electricity for two powerplants in 2005.

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Consumptive-use information
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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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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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