consumptive use

consumptive use

[kən′səm·div ′yüs]
(hydrology)
The total annual land water loss in an area, due to evaporation and plant use.
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This will eliminate consumptive use of water from Overpeck Creek and also reduce the amount of waste water discharged into the Hackensack River.
The district has a five-year consumptive use permit from the South Florida Water Management District, which allows ample annual average water withdrawal of 7 million gallons per day (mgd) through 2005.
For example, between 1989 and 1991 Harris reduced the consumptive use of ozone-depleting compounds such as chlorofluorocarbons by 50 percent.
Johns River Water Management District to move to a consumptive use permit which would consolidate permitting for 20 years.
9 cfs, to appropriate water in the mainstem Columbia for consumptive use.
The report also recommends that, in order to avoid endangering the integrity of the Great Lakes Basin ecosystem, the governments should not approve any proposal for a major new or increased consumptive use of water from the Great Lakes Basin unless full consideration has been given to its potential cumulative impacts, and unless effective conservation practices are implemented, sound planning practices applied, and that all waters returned meet the objectives of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
A 20-year consumptive use permit allows withdrawal of an annual average 82 million gallons per day (mgd), similar to actual withdrawal needs.
159) He calculated the consumptive use of nineteen acres
This project is required to comply with Condition 46 of the County%s Consolidated Consumptive Use Permit No.
Project Justification : This project is required to comply with Condition 47 of the County%s Consolidated Consumptive Use Permit No.
Manifest destiny" demanded that men develop the West, and "development" usually meant consumptive use.
One model is called the Consumptive Use Program and was designed to help farmers determine their crop water requirements.