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High Capacity Well Pumping in Wisconsin

High capacity is the term applied to wells that are capable of pumping at least 100,000 gallons per day and often in the millions of gallons per day.  The main categories or sectors of high capacity wells include public supply, irrigation, industrial, other agriculture, and other.

These summaries represent annual high capacity well pumpage (in billions of gallons) of groundwater by county and by sector.  The data comes from the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources' Water Use Section which maintains a database of high capacity well pumping records for the state of Wisconsin. 


 2012 High Capacity Well Pumping in Wisconsin Summary








 2011 High Capacity Well Pumping in Wisconsin Summary