Summary of Water use (in acre-feet) in Otero 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               7709        4841       12550        3860        2639        6499        3849        2202        6051 
Domestic (self-supplied)             0        1126        1126           0         507         507           0         619         619 
Irrigated Agriculture             7544       29219       36763        3603       23767       27370        3941        5452        9393 
Livestock (self-supplied)          100         216         316         100         216         316           0           0           0 
Commercial (self-supplied)        1007         329        1336         885         287        1172         122          42         164 
Industrial (self-supplied)           0          25          25           0          24          24           0           1           1 
Mining (self-supplied)               0          20          20           0           4           4           0          16          16 
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:        16360       35776       52136        8448       27444       35892        7912        8332       16244

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.