Ground Water Resources of Polk County, November 3, 2015

(2015) Ground Water Resources of Polk County, November 3, 2015. Natural Resources, Department of


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Approximately 75% of the residents of Polk County rely on ground water as the source of their drinking water. It is estimated that the use of ground water in the county currently approaches 1.3 billion gallons per year. For comparison, this amount would provide each new resident with 116.36 gallons of water a day during the year. Actually, few if any households use this much water, and the rather large annual per capita use reflects the greater water requirements of the county's industries, agribusinesses and municipalities.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Geology, Hydrology, Map, Streams, Iowa
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Earth sciences
Natural resources and environment > Environmental assessments
ID Code: 26084
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 02 Jan 2018 15:19
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2018 15:19