Summary of Water use (in acre-feet) in Chaves County, 1990

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Category                  Withdrawal Withdrawal      Total Depletion Depletion     Total    Return  Return   Total

                             Surface     Ground Withdrawal   Surface    Ground Depletion      Flow    Flow  Return

                               Water      Water                Water     Water             Surface  Ground    Flow

                                                                                             Water   Water

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Public Water Supply                0      16273      16273         0     10702     10702         0    5571    5571

Domestic (self-supplied)           0        586        586         0       320       320         0     267     267

Irrigated Agriculture          39382     266461     305843     19577    206505    226082     19805   59956   79761

Livestock (self-supplied)        236       2889       3125       236      2696      2932         0     193     193

Commercial (self-supplied)         0       2802       2802         0       759       759         0    2043    2043

Industrial (self-supplied)         0        157        157         0        36        36         0     122     122

Mining (self-supplied)             0        149        149         0        15        15         0     134     134

Power (self-supplied)              0          0          0         0         0         0         0       0       0

Reservoir Evaporation              0          0          0         0         0         0         0       0       0

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                   TOTAL:      39618     289318     328936     19813    221033    240846     19805   68285   88090







SOURCE: BRIAN, C., WILSON, P.E., 1992, "Water Use by Categories in New Mexico Counties and River Basins, and

        Irrigated Acreage in 1990", New Mexico State Engineer Office, Technical Report 47, Santa Fe, NM, p 76.