Daily U.S. total water use 1950-2015

The statistic shows the total water withdrawals in the United States between 1950 and 2015. In 2015, this figure stood at 322 billion gallons per day. Most freshwater withdrawals were used for irrigation, while most saline-water was used largely for thermoelectric power.

Total water withdrawals in the U.S. from 1950 to 2015

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Release date

September 2018


United States

Survey time period

1950 to 2015

Supplementary notes

The figures were rounded. Geographic extent: 1950, 48 States and District of Columbia, and Hawaii; 1955, 48 States and District of Columbia; 1960 and 1975–2015, 50 States and District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands; 1965–1970, 50 States and District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico..

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