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Table 2. Total water withdrawals by County in Florida, 2015


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Marella, R.L. and Dixon, J.F., 2018, Data tables summarizing the source-specific estimated water withdrawals in Florida by water source, category, county, and water management district, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


In 2015, the total amount of water withdrawn in Florida was estimated at 15,319 million gallons per day (Mgal/d). This includes 9,598 Mgal/d of saline water and 5,721 Mgal/d of fresh water. The counties of Hillsborough (1,867 Mgal/d), Pasco (1,852 Mgal/d), St Lucie (1,559 Mgal/d), Palm Beach (1,341 Mgal/d), and Citrus (1,288 Mgal/d) accounted for most of the total water withdrawn in 2015. Pasco County withdrew the largest amount of saline water (1,775 Mgal/d) and Palm Beach withdrew the largest amount of freshwater (820 Mgal/d) in 2015.


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Richard L Marella
Originator :
Richard L Marella, Joann F Dixon
Metadata Contact :
Joann F Dixon
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U.S. Geological Survey
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center

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The purpose of this table is to provide estimates of total water withdrawal by county in Florida for 2015 as part of an ongoing effort between the State of Florida, the five water management districts, and the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center to collect, compile, and publish water-use data every five years in Florida. Five-year compilations of water use have been published for Florida since 1970. The data are also supplied to the USGS National Water-Use Program as part of a similar program to collect, compile, and publish water-use data for the United States. Table 2 provides 2015 water withdrawal totals by county and water source. Water withdrawals are differentiated between ground and surface water for both fresh and saline sources for all 67 counties in Florida.



  • USGS Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center



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