U.S. Water Withdrawals and Consumptive Use Per Day by End Use: 1940 to 2000

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 357):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 35 rows and 8 columns.

In billions of gallons, except as indicated. (140 represents 140,000,000,000). Includes the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. Withdrawal signifies water physically withdrawn from a source. Includes fresh and saline water; excludes water used for hydroelectric power


  1. Based on U.S. Census Bureau resident population as of July 1.
  2. Includes commercial water withdrawals.
  3. Rural farm and nonfarm household and garden use, and water for farm
    stock and dairies.
  4. For l940-l960, includes manufacturing and mineral industries, rural
    commercial industries, air-conditioning, resorts, hotels, motels,
    military and other State and Federal agencies, and micscellaneous;
    thereafter, includes manufacturing, mining, and mineral processing,
    ordnance, construction, and miscellaneous.
  5. Public supply consumptive use included in end-use categories.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.