Summary of Water use (in acre-feet) in Sierra 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       2054       2054         0      1220      1220         0     834     834

Domestic (self-supplied)           0        159        159         0        71        71         0      87      87

Irrigated Agriculture          25470      11316      36786     11940      7081     19021     13530    4235   17765

Livestock (self-supplied)         67        409        476        67       396       463         0      13      13

Commercial (self-supplied)         0        331        331         0       243       243         0      88      88

Industrial (self-supplied)        25         25         50        25        25        50         0       0       0

Mining (self-supplied)             0        166        166         0        33        33         0     133     133

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

Reservoir Evaporation         164974          0     164974    164974         0    164974         0       0       0

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                   TOTAL:     190536      14460     204996    177006      9069    186075     13530    5391   18921







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 88.