What state uses water the most?

Grade level: 4 – 5th

Skills: Bar graph

Related environmental issues: Water

Area level: National

The circle graph below shows how much water is used in the top 5 water-using states and the rest of the 45 states.

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1.Which state uses the largest amount of water in the United States?

2.What percentage of water in the United States is used by the top 5 water-using states?

3.What percentage of water in the United States is used by the rest of the 45 states?

4.Which state uses water more than Illinois but less than Texas?

Source:  US Geological Survey

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Answer keys

  1. California
  2. 31% (11+7+5+4+4=30)
  3. 69% (100-31=69)
  4. Idaho