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Total Water Livestock (Animal Specialties) Consumption (County)

Source: USGS Estimated Use of Water in the United States, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Topic: Energy and EnvironmentSubtopic: Water UseCategory: Livestock Use
Product: Local StatsDate Updated: June 2014Update Tips
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    * Updates for this data series are no longer available from the U.S. Geological Survey.

    Years Available: 1990, 1995

    Permanent Link: http://data.sagepub.com/sagestats/6435

    General Notes: *Median value gives the value for the "average" county for this metric, the 50th percentile of all counties reporting data. **Water use associated with the production of fish in captivity except for fish hatcheries which were in Commercial, and the raising of horses and such fur-bearing animals as rabbits and pets. 1985: Fish farming included in Livestock 1990-1995: Animal specialties (excludes fish hatcheries) 2000-later: Animal-specialties use split between Livestock (horses) and Aquaculture categories (fish hatcheries and fish farms)Includes both saline and fresh water. The part of water withdrawn that is evaporated, transpired, incorporated into products or crops, consumed by humans or livestock, or otherwise not available for immediate use. Water returned to a different watershed than the point of withdrawal (interbasin transfer) is not considered a consumptive use. Also referred to as water consumed. 1960-1995: Consumptive use reported by water-use category 2000-later: Consumptive use not estimated nationally

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