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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 12.31 0.00 1.54
  Self-Supply Commercial & Institutional 0.22 0.00 0.03
  Self-Supply Irrigation 0.96 0.00 0.87
  Self-Supply Livestock 0.00 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 236.39 0.00 3.14
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 0.01 0.22
  Self-Supply Livestock 0.64 0.00 0.58
  Self-Supply Industrial 222.68 10.98 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 10.99 33.23
Ontario
  Public Water Supply 19.63 0.00 2.08
  Self-Supply Commercial & Institutional 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Self-Supply Irrigation 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Self-Supply Livestock 5.07 0.00 0.00
  Self-Supply Industrial 59.38 0.00 5.44
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Once-through cooling) 790.16 0.00 7.06
  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 41631.09 0.00 0.00
  Other Self Supply 0.00 -3800.11 0.00
  Total 42505.32 -3800.11 14.58
Wisconsin
  Public Water Supply 0.95 0.00 0.11
  Self-Supply Commercial & Institutional 0.13 0.00 0.02
  Self-Supply Irrigation 0.04 0.00 0.02
  Self-Supply Livestock 9.51 0.00 0.00
  Self-Supply Industrial 0.75 0.00 0.09
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Once-through cooling) 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Recirculated cooling) 27.14 0.00 16.28
  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 38.53 0.00 16.53
Grand Total: 45443.96 -3789.12 67.49

Lake Superior Basin Report of Water Use by Source

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Jurisdiction Sector All Facilities
GLSW OSW GW
Michigan
  Public Water Supply 4.77 0.00 7.54
  Self-Supply Commercial & Institutional 0.00 0.22 0.00
  Self-Supply Irrigation 0.00 0.34 0.62
  Self-Supply Livestock 0.00 0.00 0.00
  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 227.67 0.57 8.16
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 17.62 1.42 0.58
  Self-Supply Commercial & Institutional 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Self-Supply Irrigation 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Self-Supply Livestock 0.00 5.07 0.00
  Self-Supply Industrial 7.89 50.78 0.71
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Once-through cooling) 5.74 784.42 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 41631.09 0.00
  Other Self Supply 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Total 31.25 42472.78 1.29
Wisconsin
  Public Water Supply 0.70 0.00 0.25
  Self-Supply Commercial & Institutional 0.00 0.00 0.13
  Self-Supply Irrigation 0.00 0.02 0.01
  Self-Supply Livestock 0.00 7.93 1.58
  Self-Supply Industrial 0.00 0.63 0.12
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Once-through cooling) 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Recirculated cooling) 27.12 0.02 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 27.82 8.60 2.11
Grand Total: 594.35 44830.13 19.48

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 53.06 3.11 15.84 72.02 0.00 0.00 7.66
Self-Supply Commercial & Institutional 0.71 0.68 0.13 1.53 0.00 0.00 0.16
Self-Supply Irrigation 0.00 0.61 0.63 1.24 0.00 0.01 1.11
Self-Supply Livestock 0.64 13.00 1.58 15.22 0.00 0.00 0.58
Self-Supply Industrial 141.50 144.99 1.29 287.78 0.00 10.98 28.30
Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Once-through cooling) 371.31 943.03 0.00 1314.34 0.00 0.00 13.39
Self-Supply Thermoelectric Power Production (Recirculated cooling) 27.12 0.02 0.00 27.14 0.00 0.00 16.28
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 43322.57 0.00 43322.57 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other Self Supply 0.00 0.74 0.00 0.74 0.00 -3800.11 0.00