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Estimated Use of Water in the United States County-Level Data for 2015


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Dieter, C.A., Linsey, K.S., Caldwell, R.R., Harris, M.A., Ivahnenko, T.I., Lovelace, J.K., Maupin, M.A., and Barber, N.L., 2017, Estimated use of water in the United States county-level data for 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This dataset contains preliminary water-use estimates for 2015 that are aggregated to the county level in the United States. The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS's) National Water Use Science Project is responsible for compiling and disseminating the Nation's water-use data. Working in cooperation with local, State, and Federal agencies, the USGS has published an estimate of water use in the United States every 5 years, beginning in 1950. Water-use estimates aggregated to the State level will be presented in an USGS Circular for estimated use of water in the United States for 2015. This dataset contains the county-level water-use data that will support the Circular estimates. This dataset will be updated and given a new version number [...]


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The data were compiled as part of the "Estimated Use of Water in the United States" series of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Circular reports that have been published every 5 years since 1950. Estimates of withdrawals enable the depiction of trends in total water use for the Nation among different geographic areas, categories of use, and sources over time.
Counties in the United States in 2015.
Counties in the United States in 2015.


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DOI doi:10.5066/F7TB15V5

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