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Dataset of Estimated Use of Water by Subbasin (HUC8) in the Colorado River Basin, Southwestern United States,1985-2010

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1985-01-01
End Date
2010-12-31

Citation

Ivahnenko, T., and Maupin, M.A., 2018, Dataset of estimated use of water by subbasin (HUC8) in the Colorado River Basin, Southwestern United States,1985-2010: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7P84B5G.

Summary

The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11) was passed into law on March 30, 2009. Sub-title F of the law, also known as the SECURE (Science and Engineering to Comprehensively Understand and Responsibly Enhance) Water Act, calls for the establishment of a “national water availability and use assessment program” in the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The recommendation for a national assessment of the available water resources was driven by the lack of such an assessment since 1978. In fulfillment of the Act, the USGS developed the National Water Census (NWC), under the auspices of the USGS Water Availability and Use Program, and as part of that activity, among others, collected water withdrawal and wastewater [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Tamara I Ivahnenko
Originator :
Tamara I Ivahnenko, Molly A Maupin
Metadata Contact :
Tamara I Ivahnenko
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Colorado Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

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“Map showing the study boundary of the Colorado River Basin and subregions.”
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CRB_HUC8_TAF_19852010.xlsx 25.28 MB
Dataset of estimated use of water by subbasin (HUC8) in the Colorado River Basin, Southwestern United States,1985-2010 (4).xml
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CRB_HUC8_TAF_19852010_TotPop.csv 50.55 KB
CRB_HUC8_TAF_19852010_PublicSupply.csv 108.38 KB
CRB_HUC8_TAF_19852010_SS_Domestic.csv 107.97 KB
CRB_HUC8_TAF_19852010_Commercial.csv 69.91 KB
CRB_HUC8_TAF_19852010_SS_Industrial.csv 96.62 KB
CRB_HUC8_TAF_19852010_Irrigation.csv 108.24 KB
CRB_HUC8_TAF_19852010_Total_Thermoelectric.csv 142.2 KB
CRB_HUC8_TAF_19852010_Mining.csv 120.04 KB
CRB_HUC8_TAF_19852010_Livestock.csv 67.6 KB
CRB_HUC8_TAF_19852010_Aquaculture.csv 30.33 KB
CRB_HUC8_TAF_19852010_Hydro_Power.csv 96.31 KB
CRB_HUC8_TAF_19852010_Wastewater.csv 12.03 MB

Purpose

The Colorado River Basin (CRB) was selected as a Focus Area Study in 2011 by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as part of the USGS National Water Census. The National Water Census is a USGS research program that focuses on national water availability and use and then develops new water accounting tools and assesses water availability at both the regional and national scales. One of the water management needs that the CRB study addressed, and that was identified by stakeholder groups from the CRB, was to provide a more complete set of data for water use categories, including consumptive use and to collaborate with other water use providers to improve the integration of other state, federal and local water use and water-supply data and to provide the compiled water-use information to basin users. This water-use information was also used in the hydrologic modeling and groundwater assessment components of the study.
Map showing the study boundary of the Colorado River Basin and subregions.
Map showing the study boundary of the Colorado River Basin and subregions.

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