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Fresh Surface-Water Withdrawals for Aquaculture (Total) (County)

Source: USGS Estimated Use of Water in the United States, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Topic: Energy and EnvironmentSubtopic: Water UseCategory: Aquaculture Use
Product: Local StatsDate Updated: September 2018Update Tips
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    * 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

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    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 is on the Earth's surface, such as in a stream, river, lake, or reservoir. Water 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.


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