Summary of Water use (in acre-feet) in Otero 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             8617       2678      11295      4379      1467      5846      4237    1212    5449

Domestic (self-supplied)           0        800        800         0       360       360         0     440     440

Irrigated Agriculture           5968      21685      27653      2822     17397     20219      3146    4288    7434

Livestock (self-supplied)         95        227        322        95       226       321         0       1       1

Commercial (self-supplied)       736        160        896       578        95       673       157      65     223

Industrial (self-supplied)         0          5          5         0         3         3         0       2       2

Mining (self-supplied)             0         21         21         0         5         5         0      17      17

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:      15415      25577      40992      7875     19552     27427      7541    6025   13565







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 84.