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Water Withdrawals in Illinois, 1984 Kirk, James R., Kenneth J. Hlinka, Robert T. Sasman, and Ellis W. Sanderson, 1985  Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL,  ISWS C-163    Full Text Available

This report, part of a cooperative program with the U. S. Geological Survey, summarizes the 1984 data collected for the Illinois Water Inventory Program. The water use data are presented for the following categories: Public Water Supply (1797.1 mgd), Self-Supplied Industry (34,622.9 mgd), Rural Water Use (380.7 mgd), and Fish and Wildlife Management Areas (31.0 mgd). The data are then further categorized by counties, districts, hydrologic units, major aquifer systems, and Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas.

Illinois water withdrawals during 1984 were 36,831.7 mgd, of which ground water provided 1098.8 mgd and surface water sources supplied 35,732.8 mgd. The largest user of water in Illinois is electric power generation, 92.0 percent of the total withdrawals. Excluding electric power withdrawals, 1984 ground-water use was 1091.0 mgd, and surface water use was 1851.8 mgd.

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