Summary of Water use (in acre-feet) in Lea 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       16126       16126           0        7257        7257           0        8869        8869 
Domestic (self-supplied)             0        1331        1331           0         599         599           0         732         732 
Irrigated Agriculture                0      131163      131163           0      104350      104350           0       26813       26813 
Livestock (self-supplied)           64        1432        1497          64        1348        1413           0          84          84 
Commercial (self-supplied)           0        1346        1346           0        1050        1050           0         296         296 
Industrial (self-supplied)           0        1497        1497           0        1220        1220           0         277         277 
Mining (self-supplied)               0       18975       18975           0       10767       10767           0        8207        8207 
Power (self-supplied)                0        4445        4445           0        4445        4445           0           0           0 
Reservoir Evaporation                0           0           0           0           0           0           0           0           0 
-----------------------     ----------  ----------  ----------   ---------   ---------   ---------     -------     -------     -------  
                   TOTAL:           64      176315      176380          64      131036      131101           0       45278       45278

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.