Summary of Water use (in acre-feet) in Sierra 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        2467        2467           0        1398        1398           0        1069        1069 
Domestic (self-supplied)             0         119         119           0          54          54           0          66          66 
Irrigated Agriculture            28650       15013       43663       13301        9796       23097       15349        5217       20566 
Livestock (self-supplied)           73         488         560          73         469         541           0          19          19 
Commercial (self-supplied)           0         546         546           0         428         428           0         119         119 
Industrial (self-supplied)          25           0          25          25           0          25           0           0           0 
Mining (self-supplied)               0          18          18           0           4           4           0          14          14 
Power (self-supplied)                0           0           0           0           0           0           0           0           0 
Reservoir Evaporation           292561           0      292561      292561           0      292561           0           0           0 
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                   TOTAL:       321309       18651      339959      305960       12149      318108       15349        6504       21853

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.