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September 5, 1959


JAMA. 1959;171(1):69-77. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010190071020


Predict Increase in Use of Water.—  Industrial use of water in Arkansas is expected to double in the next 15 years, according to a report on the state's water resources released by the Industrial Research and Extension Center of the University of Arkansas. Agricultural use of water also will double, while domestic use will increase about 85%. The report is a comprehensive study of the availability of surface and ground water in Arkansas, its quality, and its present and future uses. It is estimated that the total use of water for industrial, domestic, and agricultural purposes in 1957 was about 420 billion gallons. This is a daily use of 1,151 million gallons. Eleven per cent of the total was used by industry, 8% for domestic purposes, and 81% for agricultural enterprises. The projected need by 1975 is estimated to be 855 million gallons or 2,342 million gallons daily. This