Table Wq05: Major Water Users in the Gasconade River Watershed

Table Wq05: Major Water Users in the Gasconade River Watershed

(greater than 100,000 gallons of water or more daily) registration summary for counties within the Gasconade River basin. Use totals are shown as 1000 gallons per year rounded to the nearest 1000th. (Reference: Missouri Major Users Database, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Ducharme and Todd 1996).
County Domestic Muni-cipal Irrig-ation Recre-ation1 In-dustrial Fish & Wildlife2 Total Water Use
Dent     43,824     9,406,780 9,450,604
Gasconade   324,861 15,168       340,029
Howell 108,280 902,367   400 10,327   1,021,354
Laclede   871,335     96,801 7,300,000 8,268,136
Maries 1,642 27,301   704,000 3,690   736,632
Osage   171,314         12,020,874
Phelps 53,773 901,955   2,020   2,595,938 3,553,687
Pulaski 1,379,683 621,785 5,000 5,326 60,000   2,071,794
Texas 36 434,524 214,834   206,830   856,224
Webster   330,170 259,584       589,754
Wright   328,898   800 11,042   340,742
Totals 1543414 4914510 538410 712546 388690 19302718 392,49,830
Percent 3.9 12.5 1.4 1.8 1.0 49.2 100.0

1Recreation: Water used for recreational purposes, such as swimming and fishing. Water used for aesthetic purposes is also included under the recreational water use category.

2Fish and Wildlife: Uses which require water for the maintenance of fish and wildlife habitat, as well as subsistence of fish and wildlife populations. Water used for aquaculture is also registered under this category.

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