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Fractured Water: Can urban Ontario reconnect its watersheds?
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Forward-thinking stakeholders are transforming how cities think about water systems, evolving from a mindset that views each system in isolation toward a more sustainable and efficient municipal water system that can restore urban ecosystems while saving money.


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Consumptive Use Coefficients

To estimate consumptive use, the states and provinces apply various consumptive use coefficients as summarized in the table below.

data table

Developing more accurate consumptive use information is a regional priority. The following reports on consumptive use is available from U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Basin Pilot Publications page: