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Total Water Withdrawals

by water use category for the year 2000

2000 water withdrawals
The pie chart shows total water use omitting water used for hydroelectric power, nuclear power,
and fossil fuel power. Much of this water was released back into the streams and rivers from
which it was removed.
Vast quantities of surface and groundwater are used in Nebraska for a wide range of purposes. Surface water is diverted and withdrawn from streams and reservoirs for offstream uses, including hydroelectric power generation and irrigation. It is also used in streams, reservoirs, and lakes for hydroelectric power generation, fish and wildlife uses, livestock watering, and recreation.
2000 water withdrawals
This pie chart represents total water use including water used for nuclear power,
and fossil fuel power but not hydroelectric power.
Groundwater is used for irrigation, water supply for humans and animals, and commercial and industrial uses. In some cases groundwater contributes flow to surface water, as either a deliberate or unintended result of the original use. Groundwater applied to fields for irrigation may infiltrate into aquifers or be discharged into rivers. Also, some groundwater used for public water supply is returned to streams via wastewater treatment plant discharge.

Total Surface Water Withdrawals

by water use category for the year 2000

2000 surface water withdrawals
Surface water withdrawals by water use category-2000 without thermoelectric or hydroelectric power.
Vast quantities of surface and groundwater are used in Nebraska for a wide range of purposes. Surface water is diverted and withdrawn from streams and reservoirs for offstream uses, including hydroelectric power generation and irrigation. It is also used in streams, reservoirs, and lakes for hydroelectric power generation, fish and wildlife uses, livestock watering, and recreation.
2000 surface water withdrawals
Surface water withdrawals by water use category-2000
with thermoelectric but not hydroelectric power.
Groundwater is used for irrigation, water supply for humans and animals, and commercial and industrial uses. In some cases groundwater contributes flow to surface water, as either a deliberate or unintended result of the original use. Groundwater applied to fields for irrigation may infiltrate into aquifers or be discharged into rivers. Also, some groundwater used for public water supply is returned to streams via wastewater treatment plant discharge.

Estimated Total Groundwater Withdrawals

by water use category for the year 2000

2000 estimated total groundwater
Mgd=Million gallons a day.
WATER EQUIVALENTS TABLE
1 Cubic foot 7.48 gallons 62.4 lbs. of water
1 Acre-foot 43,560 cubic feet 325,851 gallons
An acre-foot of water covers 1 acre of land 1 foot deep
1 cubic foot per second (cfs) 448.8 gallons per minute
1 cfs 646,272 gallons per day
For 24 hours 1.984 acre-feet
For 30 days 59.5 acre-feet
For 1 year 724 acre-feet
1 million gallons 3.07 acre-feet
1 million gallons per day (mgd) 1,121 acre feet per year
1,000 gallons per minute (gpm) 2.23 cfs
1,000 gpm 4.42 acre-feet per day
$.10 per 1,000 gallons $32.59 per acre-foot
An acre-foot supplies a family of 5 for 1 year
An acre-foot irrigates ½ acre of corn in most areas of Nebraska