* Although the U.S. Geological Survey collects data every five years, there are a few years of delay in releasing the data in order to fully process it.
Years Available: 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015
Permanent Link: http://data.sagepub.com/sagestats/6594
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 farming of finfish, shellfish, and other organisms that live in water, and offstream water use associated with fish hatcheries. 1985:Water use for fish farming included in Livestock 1990-1995:Water use was reported in Animal Specialties (fish farming) and Commercial (fish hatcheries) 2000-later: AquacultureWater that contains less than 1,000 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of dissolved solids. Generally, water with more than 500 mg/L of dissolved solids is undesirable for drinking and many industrial uses.