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Bossier Parish


In 2005, about 15.8 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, including 4.12 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and about 11.7 Mgal/d from surface-water sources. Public-supply use accounted for about 78 percent (12.4 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included industry, rural domestic, livestock, rice irrigation, general irrigation, and aquaculture. Based on water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2005, water withdrawals in the parish increased from 4.96 to 15.8 Mgal/d. This fact sheet summarizes basic information on the water resources of Bossier Parish, La. Information on groundwater and surface-water availability, quality, development, use, and trends is based on previously published reports listed in the Selected References section.

Fact Sheet

Water Resources of Bossier Parish, Louisiana


Page, L.V., and May, H.G., 1964, Water Resources of Bossier and Caddo Parishes, Louisiana: Department of Conservation, Louisiana Geological Survey, and Louisiana Department of Public Works Water Resources Bulletin no. 5, 105 p.

Sargent, B.P., 2007, Water use in Louisiana, 2005: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Water Resources Special Report no. 16, 133 p.

Smoot, C.W., 1988, Louisiana hydrologic atlas map no. 3: Altitude of the base of freshwater in Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Water- Resources Investigations Report 86-4314, 1 sheet.

Snider, J.L., 1983, Ground-water resources of the Fillmore-Haughton- Red Chute area, Bossier and Webster Parishes, Louisiana: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Office of Public Works Water Resources Technical Report no. 32, 21 p.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1992, Secondary Drinking Water Regulations–guidance for nuisance chemicals: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publication EPA 810/K-92-001, 4 p.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2011, 2011 Edition of the drinking water standards and health advisories: Washington, D.C., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, EPA 820-R- 11-002, 12 p.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Water-resources data for the United States Water Year 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Data Report WDR-US-2008

U.S. Geological Survey, 2010, Ground-water levels for Louisiana [data for USGS323103093414201 Bo-377]: National Water Information System Web Interface

U.S. Geological Survey, 2011, Water quality samples for Louisiana: National Water Information System Web Interface

Whitfield, M.S., Jr., 1980, Chemical character of water in the Red River alluvial aquifer, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Water- Resources Investigations Open-File Report 80-1018, 95 p.

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