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Lake Superior Basin Report of Water Use by Withdrawals, Diversions and Consumptive Uses

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Jurisdiction Sector All Facilities
Withdr. Inter-Basin Diver. Consum.
Michigan
  Public Water Supply 13.70 0.00 1.71
  Self-Supply Commercial & Institutional 0.22 0.00 0.03
  Self-Supply Irrigation 0.96 0.00 0.87
  Self-Supply Livestock 12.31 0.00 0.00
  Self-Supply Industrial 4.97 0.00 0.50
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Once-through cooling) 217.93 0.00 0.21
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Recirculated cooling) 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Off-Stream Hydroelectric Power Production 0.00 0.00 0.00
  In-Stream Hydroelectric Water Use 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Other Self Supply 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Total 250.09 0.00 3.32
Minnesota
  Public Water Supply 39.13 0.00 3.92
  Self-Supply Commercial & Institutional 1.17 0.00 0.12
  Self-Supply Irrigation 0.24 0.00 0.22
  Self-Supply Livestock 0.64 0.00 0.58
  Self-Supply Industrial 222.68 0.00 22.27
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Once-through cooling) 306.25 0.00 6.12
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Recirculated cooling) 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Off-Stream Hydroelectric Power Production 401.39 0.00 0.00
  In-Stream Hydroelectric Water Use 1691.48 0.00 0.00
  Other Self Supply 0.74 0.00 0.00
  Total 2663.72 0.00 33.23
Ontario
  Public Water Supply 13.71 0.00 1.66
  Self-Supply Commercial & Institutional 0.32 0.00 0.05
  Self-Supply Irrigation 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Self-Supply Livestock 5.42 0.00 0.05
  Self-Supply Industrial 55.40 0.00 7.08
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Once-through cooling) 64.41 0.00 0.58
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Recirculated cooling) 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Off-Stream Hydroelectric Power Production 0.00 0.00 0.00
  In-Stream Hydroelectric Water Use 37313.30 -3013.83 0.00
  Other Self Supply 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Total 37452.55 -3013.83 9.43
Wisconsin
  Public Water Supply 1.09 0.00 0.13
  Self-Supply Commercial & Institutional 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Self-Supply Irrigation 0.03 0.00 0.02
  Self-Supply Livestock 9.51 0.00 0.00
  Self-Supply Industrial 0.68 0.00 0.09
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Once-through cooling) 27.12 0.00 0.27
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Recirculated cooling) 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Off-Stream Hydroelectric Power Production 0.00 0.00 0.00
  In-Stream Hydroelectric Water Use 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Other Self Supply 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Total 38.43 0.00 0.52
Grand Total: 40404.79 -3013.83 46.49

Lake Superior Basin Report of Water Use by Source

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Jurisdiction Sector All Facilities
GLSW OSW GW
Michigan
  Public Water Supply 6.07 0.00 7.63
  Self-Supply Commercial & Institutional 0.00 0.22 0.00
  Self-Supply Irrigation 0.00 0.34 0.62
  Self-Supply Livestock 0.00 11.34 0.96
  Self-Supply Industrial 4.97 0.00 0.00
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Once-through cooling) 217.93 0.00 0.00
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Recirculated cooling) 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Off-Stream Hydroelectric Power Production 0.00 0.00 0.00
  In-Stream Hydroelectric Water Use 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Other Self Supply 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Total 228.97 11.91 9.21
Minnesota
  Public Water Supply 29.97 1.69 7.47
  Self-Supply Commercial & Institutional 0.71 0.46 0.00
  Self-Supply Irrigation 0.00 0.24 0.00
  Self-Supply Livestock 0.64 0.00 0.00
  Self-Supply Industrial 128.64 93.58 0.46
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Once-through cooling) 147.64 158.61 0.00
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Recirculated cooling) 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Off-Stream Hydroelectric Power Production 0.00 401.39 0.00
  In-Stream Hydroelectric Water Use 0.00 1691.48 0.00
  Other Self Supply 0.00 0.74 0.00
  Total 307.60 2348.19 7.93
Ontario
  Public Water Supply 12.02 1.69 0.00
  Self-Supply Commercial & Institutional 0.00 0.32 0.00
  Self-Supply Irrigation 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Self-Supply Livestock 0.00 5.42 0.00
  Self-Supply Industrial 9.30 44.72 1.37
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Once-through cooling) 0.00 64.41 0.00
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Recirculated cooling) 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Off-Stream Hydroelectric Power Production 0.00 0.00 0.00
  In-Stream Hydroelectric Water Use 0.00 37313.30 0.00
  Other Self Supply 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Total 21.32 37429.85 1.37
Wisconsin
  Public Water Supply 0.70 0.00 0.39
  Self-Supply Commercial & Institutional 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Self-Supply Irrigation 0.00 0.02 0.01
  Self-Supply Livestock 0.00 7.93 1.58
  Self-Supply Industrial 0.28 0.27 0.12
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Once-through cooling) 27.12 0.00 0.00
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Recirculated cooling) 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Off-Stream Hydroelectric Power Production 0.00 0.00 0.00
  In-Stream Hydroelectric Water Use 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Other Self Supply 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Total 28.11 8.22 2.11
Grand Total: 586.00 39798.17 20.62

Lake Superior Basin Report of Water Use Totals

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Sector Withdrawals Diversions Consumptive Use
GLSW OSW GW TOTAL Intrabasin Interbasin
Public Water Supply 48.76 3.38 15.48 67.62 -0.25 0.00 7.43
Self-Supply Commercial & Institutional 0.71 1.00 0.00 1.72 0.00 0.00 0.20
Self-Supply Irrigation 0.00 0.61 0.63 1.24 0.00 0.00 1.11
Self-Supply Livestock 0.64 24.68 2.54 27.87 0.00 0.00 0.63
Self-Supply Industrial 143.20 138.58 1.96 283.73 0.00 0.00 29.94
Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Once-through cooling) 392.69 223.02 0.00 615.71 0.00 0.00 7.18
Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Recirculated cooling) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Off-Stream Hydroelectric Power Production 0.00 401.39 0.00 401.39 0.00 0.00 0.00
In-Stream Hydroelectric Water Use 0.00 39004.78 0.00 39004.78 0.00 -3013.83 0.00
Other Self Supply 0.00 0.74 0.00 0.74 0.00 0.00 0.00