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Cultural Water Demand of the Paria 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 6.4-6.  There is no recorded effluent generation in this basin. Figure 6.4-10 shows the location of demand centers.  A description of cultural water demand data sources and methods is found in Volume 1, Appendix A.  More detailed information on cultural water demand is found in Section 6.0.7For information on gpcd and annual water demand by individual community water systems in this basin see ADWR's Community Water System Program annual water use reporting summary.

Cultural Water Demands

  • Refer to Table 6.4-6 and Figure 6.4-10.
  • Population in this basin increased from 237 in 1980 to 528 in 2000 and is projected to increase to 695 in 2030. 

  • All water use is for municipal demand in the vicinity of Wahweap.

  • There is no reported surface water use in this basin.  Groundwater demand was reported as 1,000 acre-feet per year (AFA) on average from 1971-1990 and less than 300 AFA from 1991-2005.

  • As of 2005 there were 12 registered wells with a pumping capacity of less than or equal to 35 gpm and four wells with a pumping capacity of more than 35 gpm.


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