In a recently published study, the US Geological Survey released the amount of water that the country uses per day and that number is 322 Billion Gallons.
It’s shocking to see the data regarding what our water is used for with a measly 1% going to domestic consumption and the lions share of water being used to generate thermoelectric power followed closely by agricultural irrigation.
It is truly impressive the amount of water we, as a nation, consume and impressive still the amount of conservation work left to make sure we protect as much of it as possible for our future generations to enjoy.
The US Geological Survey is perhaps one of our favorite government resources especially because of the detailed streamflow information they make publically available. Which makes deciding which creeks to fish, a breeze.
Featured image shot on location at Tailwater Lodge in Altmar, NY.