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Cultural Water Demand in the Butler Valley Basin

Cultural water demand data including population, number of wells and the average well pumpage and surface water diversions by the municipal, industrial and agricultural sectors are shown in Table 7.1-5Figure 7.1-9 shows the location of demand centers.  There is no recorded effluent generation in this basin.  A description of cultural water demand data sources and methods is found in Volume 1, Appendix A.  More detailed information on cultural water demands is found in Section 7.0.7.

Cultural Water Demands

  • Refer to Table 7.1-5 and Figure 7.1-9.
  • Population in this basin is very small, with 15 residents in 2000.
  • There are no surface water diversions in this basin.  Most cultural water use is for irrigation east of Butler Valley Road in the southwestern portion of the basin.  Agricultural water use increased 185% from 1991-2005 with 9,700 acre-feet of demand per year on average from 2001-2005.
  • Municipal water demand is minimal and did not increase from 1991 to 2005.
  • As of 2005 there were 18 registered wells with a pumping capacity of less than or equal to 35 gpm and 21 wells with a pumping capacity of more than 35 gpm.

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Table 7.1-5 Cultural Water Demand in the Butler Valley Basin

 

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Figure 7.1-9 Butler Valley Basin Cultural Water Demand

 

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