Summary of Water use (in acre-feet) in Lea 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      13766      13766         0      6210      6210         0    7556    7556

Domestic (self-supplied)           0        829        829         0       373       373         0     456     456

Irrigated Agriculture              0      92049      92049         0     72124     72124         0   19925   19925

Livestock (self-supplied)         56        738        793        56       715       771         0      22      22

Commercial (self-supplied)         0       1279       1279         0       997       997         0     282     282

Industrial (self-supplied)         0       1944       1944         0      1586      1586         0     357     357

Mining (self-supplied)             0      17977      17977         0      9430      9430         0    8547    8547

Power (self-supplied)              0       5376       5376         0      5376      5376         0       0       0

Reservoir Evaporation              0          0          0         0         0         0         0       0       0

                           ---------  ---------  --------- --------- --------- ---------   ------- ------- -------

                   TOTAL:         56     133959     134014        56     96813     96868         0   37146   37146







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 81.