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Terrebonne Parish

Abstract

Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. Information on the availability, past and current use, use trends,and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is presented. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of the information presented here.

Fact Sheet

Water Resources of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

References

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Johnson-Thibaut, P.M., Demcheck, D.K., Swarzenski, C.M., and Ensminger, P.A., 1998, Water use and quality of fresh surface-water resources in the Barataria-Terrebonne Basins, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-632, 47 p., 1 pl.

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, 2008, Environmental Regulatory Code, Title 33, Part IX, Subpart 1: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, 2012, Strategic Online Natural Resources Information System (SONRIS): Louisiana Department of Natural Resources database

Lovelace, J.K., and Johnson, P.M., 1996, Water use in Louisiana, 1995: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Water Resources Special Report no. 11, 127 p.

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Swarzenski, C.M., 2003, Surface-water hydrology of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in south-central Louisiana, 1996–99: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1672, 51 p.

Tomaszewski, D.J., 2003, Ground-water resources along the lower Mississippi River, southeastern Louisiana: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Water Resources Technical Report no. 69, 23 p.

Turcan, A.N., Jr., 1953, Water, in Terrebonne Parish resources and facilities: Louisiana Department of Public Works and Terrebonne Parish Development Board, p. 42–44.

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.

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