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Vernon Parish

Abstract

In 2005, about 6.67 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, including about 6.46 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and 0.21 Mgal/d from surface-water sources. Public-supply use accounted for about 76 percent (5.06 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included rural domestic, livestock, general irrigation, and aquaculture. Based on water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2005, water withdrawals in the parish peaked in 1990 at about 10.4 Mgal/d. This fact sheet summarizes basic information on the water resources of Vernon 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 Vernon Parish, Louisiana

References

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

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, 1986, Official map of Louisiana— 1986 edition: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, 1 sheet.

Rogers, J.E., and Calandro, A.J., 1965, Water resources of Vernon Parish, Louisiana: Department of Conservation, Louisiana Geological Survey, and Louisiana Department of Public Works Water Resources Bulletin no. 6, 104 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

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: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publication EPA 820-R- 11-002, Office of Water, 12 p.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Water-data report 2008 [for gage 08028000 Bayou Anacoco near Rosepine, LA]: U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources of the United States

U.S. Geological Survey, 2009, Annual water-data report 2009 [for gage 08028500 Sabine River near Bon Wier, TX]: U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources of the United States

U.S. Geological Survey, 2009b, Water Quality Samples for Louisiana [data for USGS 08028200 Bayou Anacoco near Knight, LA.]: National Water Information System Web Interface

U.S. Geological Survey, 2012a, Ground-water levels for Louisiana: National Water Information System Web Interface

U.S. Geological Survey, 2012b, Water quality samples for Louisiana: National Water Information System Web Interface

U.S. Geological Survey, 2012c, Water quality samples for Texas: National Water Information System Web Interface

Whitfield, M.S., Jr., 1975, Geohydrology of the Evangeline and Jasper aquifers of southwestern Louisiana: Department of Conservation, Louisiana Geological Survey, and Louisiana Department of Public Works Water Resources Bulletin no. 20, 72 p.

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