water withdrawals

Environment & Science
11:07 am
Tue June 25, 2013

A breakdown of Great Lakes water usage by state and province

A breakdown on how much water each Great Lakes state and province uses.

The Great Lakes Commission reported that over 44 billion gallons of water are drawn from the Great Lakes every day to use for irrigation, public water supply and other purposes.

The most recent Great Lakes Regional Water Use Report looked at data from 2011.

In the GLC's press release, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker emphasized the importance of responsible water management. Walker is the chair of Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body and Compact Council. 

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