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An irrigation system.



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Water-Use in Florida

The Florida Water-Use Program is an ongoing cooperative project between the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Office of Agricultural Water Policy ( This ongoing cooperative project began in Florida in 1984 in partnership with various state agencies; prior to 1984, the USGS independently collected and published statewide inventories of water-use data at 5-year intervals beginning in 1970. The data needed for these compilations is provided primarily by the five water management districts. These 5-year compilation efforts provide water-use data by major water-use category, county, water source (including aquifer), and water management district. Data for Florida obtained through the Florida Water-Use Program is provided to the USGS National Water-Use Program and used in the compilation of water use for the entire United States, which is also published every five years.

Water-Use, 2015

Water-use data compilation for 2015 began November 1, 2016 and is now completed. A USGS ScienceBase Data Release is available to download selected 2015 water withdrawal tables for Florida. A detailed USGS Report which will describe data sources, methodology, and water-use trends for Florida will also be released in late 2018. For updates or additional information, please contact Richard Marella at

Water-Use, 2012

Water-Use, 2010

Florida Resources [revised October 2017]

Center pivot irrigation of peanuts in northwest Florida.

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