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Water Withdrawals in Illinois, 1986 Kirk, James R., 1987  Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL,  ISWS C-167    Full Text Available

This report, part of a cooperative program with the U. S. Geological Survey, summarizes the 1986 data collected for the Illinois Water Inventory Program. Water use data are presented for the following categories: Public Water Supply (1806.1 mgd), Self-Supplied Industry (35,535.5 mgd), Rural Water Use (305.9 mgd), and Fish and Wildlife Management Areas (36.7 mgd). The data are further categorized by counties, districts, hydrologic units, major aquifer systems, and Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas.

Illinois water withdrawals during 1986 were 37,684.2 mgd, of which ground water provided 958.8 mgd and surface water sources supplied 36,725.4 mgd. The largest user of water in Illinois is electric power generation, 92.6 percent of the total withdrawals. Excluding electric power withdrawals, 1986 ground-water use was 950.8 mgd, and surface water use was 1849.3 mgd.

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