The Upper Arkansas River subbasin has a total of 4,487 water rights with an authorized quantity of 1,599,893 acre-feet. There are more appropriation rights than vested rights. The average water use was 890,253 acre-feet from 1987 to 2009. This analysis used all irrigation, industrial, recreation, municipal, domestic and stock water rights.
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The Points of Diversion Map includes some surface water rights that are used for watershed dams and account for evaporation.