Public Supply Water Use Data

Water is withdrawn from site-specific locations and then applied (i.e., depleted) at a different location. Put another way, a water right may have one or more points of diversion which may in turn have one or more places of use, which may in turn have many return flows (i.e., discharges back to the natural hydrologic system).

Each state has a unique site-specific public water supply system system (i.e., SSPS) and vocabulary and Water Data Exchange (WaDE) program enables streamlined access to all the states’ SSPS data at a high granularity of the data with the same metadata and structure using one query method.  New SSPS data are being continually added where the water is available for use.

Below is a summary of the SSPS data that has been imported into WaDE.  Each link contains…

  • GitHub Code Link: a breakdown of where the water rights data came from and how it was processed to fit into the WaDE environment.
  • Google Drive Raw and Processed Data Link: google drive storage of the raw source data provided by the state agency (i.e., RawInputData) and the processed data fit into the WaDE environment (i.e., ProcessedInputData).


State GitHub Code Link Google Drive Raw and Processed Data Link Last Updated
California (CA link) (CA link) 10/12/2022
New Jersey (NJ link) (NJ link) 10/12/2022
New Mexico (NM link) (NM link) 11/17/2022
Texas (TX link) (TX link) 10/12/2022
Utah (UT link) (UT link) 11/15/2022