Estimated use of water in South Dakota, 2005 / by Janet M. Carter and Kathleen M. Neitzert ; prepared in cooperation with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
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Includes bibliographical references (page 30).
During 2005, withdrawals from ground-water and surface-water sources in South Dakota for the eight categories of off stream use totaled about 500 million gallons per day (Mgal/d). Of total withdrawals, about 271 Mgal/d was withdrawn from ground water and about 230 Mgal/d was withdrawn from surface water. The largest use of water in South Dakota during 2005 was irrigation, which accounted for about 58 percent of the total water withdrawn, followed by public supply, which accounted for about 20 percent of withdrawals.