Summary of Water use (in acre-feet) in Chaves county, 1995
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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       18846       18846           0       15265       15265           0        3580        3580 
Domestic (self-supplied)             0         897         897           0         468         468           0         429         429 
Irrigated Agriculture            30130      263608      293738       14665      181235      195900       15465       82373       97838 
Livestock (self-supplied)          171        7517        7688         171        6835        7006           0         681         681 
Commercial (self-supplied)           0        2488        2488           0         709         709           0        1778        1778 
Industrial (self-supplied)           0         636         636           0         512         512           0         124         124 
Mining (self-supplied)               0          86          86           0          33          33           0          52          52 
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:        30301      294078      324379       14836      205057      219893       15465       89017      104482

SOURCE: BRIAN, C., WILSON, P.E., 1997, "Water Use by Categories in New Mexico Counties and River Basins, and Irrigated Acreage in 1995", New Mexico State Engineer Office, Technical Report (in press), Santa Fe, NM.