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Table 7. Recreational-landscape irrigation water withdrawals by County in Florida, 2015


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Marella, R.L. and Dixon, J.F., 2018, Data tables summarizing the source-specific estimated water withdrawals in Florida by water source, category, county, and water management district, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


In 2015, the total amount of water withdrawn for recreational-landscape irrigation uses in Florida was estimated at 398 million gallons per day (Mgal/d). Withdrawals include water used for golf course and public and commercial landscape irrigation (parks, ball fields, highway medians, cemeteries, and other large-scale grass or landscaping areas) that have a consumptive water use permit from the local water management district specifically for golf course or landscape uses. This category does not include individual household lawn irrigation withdrawals. Fresh surface water accounted for 216 Mgal/d of the fresh water withdrawn while 182 Mgal/d was withdrawn from fresh groundwater sources. Palm Beach County accounted for the largest amount [...]


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Richard L Marella
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Richard L Marella, Joann F Dixon
Metadata Contact :
Joann F Dixon
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U.S. Geological Survey
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center

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The purpose of this table is to provide estimates of recreational-landscape irrigation water withdrawals by County in Florida for 2015 as part of an ongoing effort between the State of Florida, the five water management districts, and the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center to collect, compile, and publish water-use data every five years in Florida. Five-year compilations of water use have been published for Florida since 1970. The data are also supplied to the USGS National Water-Use Program as part of a similar program to collect, compile, and publish water-use data for the United States. Table 7 provides 2015 recreational-landscape irrigation water withdrawal totals by county and water source. Water withdrawals are differentiated between ground and surface water for both fresh and saline sources for all 67 counties in Florida.



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