Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New report: water use and the Great Lakes

A new report has been issued by the USGS : Consumptive Water-Use Coefficients for the Great Lakes Basin and Climatically Similar Areas.

Abstract: Consumptive water use is the portion of water withdrawn(for a particular use) that is evaporated, transpired, incorporated into products or crops, consumed by humans or livestock, or otherwise removed from the immediate water environment. This report, which is organized by water-use categories, includes consumptive-use coefficients for the Great Lakes Basin (including Canada) and for areas climatically similar to the Great Lakes Basin. This report also contains an annotated bibliography of consumptive water-use coefficients. Selected references are listed for consumptive-use data from elsewhere in the world.

full text: from USGS