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News Release

U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey

Release: September 25, 1997
Luis A. Fusté, Information Officer

Technical Announcement 97-3

A new addition to the Washington District's Home Page features estimates of water use in the State of Washington for Calendar Years 1985 and 1990. The two sets of data are broken down by county and major drainage basins. Within each of the data sets you will find estimates of water use by categories such as

In addition to these data, there are summaries of total water use by categories such as surface-water, and ground-water.

The estimates of water use for Calendar Year 1995 are under review and should be available on the World Wide Web at the beginning of Calendar Year 1998. You can check out the available water use data at the Internet Address

For additional technical information on water use estimates, please contact Ron Lane, at (253) 593-6510 or by email at

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