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Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center - Mississippi
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ABOUT THE MS WSC
USGS IN YOUR STATE
USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
Project Chief: David Burt
The objective of the Mississippi water-use effort is to collect site-specific or aggregated water-use information to be used in studying and managing the water resources of our State, to store the information in a computerized data base, and to disseminate it to the public through reports and publications.
Photo of field irrigation using center pivot method.
Photo of flood irrigation of a rice field.
Photo of flood irrigation using flexible poly-pipe on a field of young cotton.
Photo of an aquaculture farm.
Photo of flood irrigation of a soybean field.
The Mississippi Water-Use Program coincides with the national 5-year compilation. This 5-year effort serves to provide both regional and national trends in water withdrawal for both groundwater and surface water. The Water-Use Program provides estimates of water used for eight categories. These categories are public supply, irrigation, domestic, livestock, aquaculture, industry, mining, and thermoelectric power. Wateruse information complements the study of surface water and groundwater availability, and is essential to understanding how future water demands will be met while maintaining adequate water quality and quantities for human and ecosystem needs.
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