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Historical Water Use Estimates and TWDB Water Demand Projections

The data in this interactive dashboard displays historical water use estimates and water demand projections for 16 Regional Water Planning Groups and 254 counties in Texas. The TWDB considers six broad categories of water demand, which include: irrigation, livestock, manufacturing, mining, municipal, and steam-electric power.

Note: The charts are based upon static data that is updated periodically as additional or more accurate data becomes available through water use survey responses.

To view the interactive data: Click on a county from the map below or use the region filter on the left. To reset the map, either click "All" on the region filter AND/OR click on a blank spot on the map.

Data Source Name Data Source Link
TWDB data for charts Historical Water Use and Demand Projection Data (excel)
TWDB Methodology Frequently Asked Questions Projections Methodology FAQs
TWDB Water Use Survey Historical Use Estimates
TWDB Agricultural Conservation Department Irrigation Water Use Estimates
USDA Livestock Census and Estimates USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service
US Energy Information Administration US EIA Electricity Data
TWDB Board-Adopted Water Demand Projections for 2026 Regional Water Plans Demand Projections Online Reports
TWDB Regional Water Planning Areas Map RWP Map (PDF)
TWDB Projections Methodology Projections Methodology and Related Documents

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Historical Population Estimates and TWDB Population Projections

These interactive charts display historical population estimates, which are based on U.S. Census Bureau data, and future population projections, which were developed by the TWDB for the 16 Regional Water Planning Groups and 254 counties in Texas.

To view the interactive data: Click on a county from the map below or use the region filter on the left. Use the reset map button on the top left to reset the map and/or region filter.

Data Source Data Source Link
TWDB Historical County Population Estimates Population Data (can be downloaded in Excel)
TWDB Board-Adopted Population Projections for the 2026 Regional Water Plans Population Projections Online Reports
U.S. Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates
TWDB Regional Water Planning Areas Map RWP Map (PDF)
TWDB Methodology Frequently Asked Questions Projections Methodology FAQs
TWDB Projections Methodology Projections Methodology and Related Documents

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Livestock Inventory and Water Use Estimates

This dashboard displays annual livestock inventory and water use estimates. Inventory estimates are based on U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service data, as well as supplemental data sources. Inventory data is used to estimate water use.


Compare Inventory and Water Use Estimates by Species

To view the interactive data in the dashboard below: Select a species from the dropdown menu on the top left.

Data Source Data Source Link
TWDB data for charts 2021 Livestock Estimates (excel)
U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service USDA 2017 Census of Agriculture
TWDB Regional Water Planning Areas Map RWP Map (PDF)

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State Water Plan Comparison Tool

This interactive tool compares the data developed for each State Water Plan (SWP) developed since 2002. The data can be viewed statewide, by Regional Water Planning Group, by county, and/or by water demand category (irrigation, livestock, manufacturing, mining, municipal, and steam-electric power). For questions regarding planning methodologies, visit the TWDB Planning Methodology Frequently Asked Questions. Note: The chart is based upon static data that is updated periodically as additional or more accurate data becomes available through water use survey responses. Historical data in this dashboard was last updated on November 10, 2023.

Select Planning Region, County, and/or Demand Category from the chart below to view the demand projections in each State Water Plan.

Data Source Name Data Source Link
TWDB data for charts State Water Plan Comparison Tool Data (excel)
TWDB Water Use Survey Historical Use Estimates
TWDB Water Demand Projections Demand Projections Online Reports
TWDB Regional Water Planning Areas Map RWP Map (PDF)
TWDB Projections Methodology Projections Methodology and Related Documents
TWDB Methodology Frequently Asked Questions Projections Methodology FAQs
TWDB 2022 Interactive State Water Plan 2022 Texas State Water Plan

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Frequently Asked Questions and Related Documents

For questions about the data, please contact the Projections and Socioeconomic Analysis Department at EDA@twdb.texas.gov or navigate to the Water Supply Planning Staff

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