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STATEWIDE FRAMEWORK PLAN: Updated Data Tables
UPDATED: Data Table

Table 6-15 Summary of Current and Projected Future Water Uses
River Basin Current Use1 30-Year Projections1
High Scenario Mid Scenario Low Scenario
Surface Water (ac-ft)
 Bear  99,300   108,900   103,200   100,100 
 Green   609,500   766,700   681,500   630,900 
 Northeast   92,500   99,200   96,300   93,000 
 Platte   780,700   962,000   898,200   883,200 
 Powder/Tongue   207,600   267,200   237,300   209,300 
 Snake/Salt   194,200   202,200   179,300   168,100 
 Wind/Bighorn  1,329,200   3,053,800   1,501,100   1,318,400 
Total Surface Water  3,313,000  5,460,000  3,696,900  3,403,000
Groundwater (ac-ft)
 Bear  3,000   3,600      2,600 
 Green   800   1,100   1,100   900 
 Northeast   30,500   56,300   44,100   35,200 
 Platte   124,400   126,100   118,500   100,900 
 Powder/Tongue   2,500   3,300   3,200   2,800 
 Snake/Salt   6,800   18,700   11,700   7,400 
 Wind/Bighorn  6,400   8,500   7,000   6,700 
Total Groundwater  174,400   217,600  185,600  156,500
  1. Includes reservoir evaporation as a use.
  2. In the Bear River Basin study, a Mid Scenario was not completed for agriculture. Includes agriculture estimate.
  3. Wind/Bighorn River Basin industrial use and projections are based on water rights rather than actual consumption. This tends to overstate oil and gas industry use as well as other uses.