U.S. Geological Survey

Estimated use of water in the United States in 1990.
Hydroelectric Power Water Use


Table 27.  Hydroelectric power water use by water-resources region, 1990
  [Figures may not add to totals because of independent rounding.
      Mgal/d = million gallons per day; kWh = kilowatthour]
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                               WATER USE
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   REGION                             Thousand
                          Mgal/d     acre-feet   POWER GENERATED,
                                      per year    in million kWh
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New England              168,000       188,000         8,080
Mid Atlantic             192,000       215,000        11,700
South Atlantic-Gulf      275,000       308,000        18,500
Great Lakes              506,000       567,000        30,100
Ohio                     147,000       165,000         5,860

Tennessee 294,000 330,000 19,700 Upper Mississippi 73,200 82,100 2,200 Lower Mississippi 26,600 29,800 1,250 Souris-Red-Rainy 1,280 1,430 45 Missouri Basin 109,000 122,000 12,600

Arkansas-White-Red 109,000 122,000 8,370 Texas-Gulf 12,100 13,600 953 Rio Grande 3,520 3,950 569 Upper Colorado 11,900 13,300 4,760 Lower Colorado 34,700 38,900 6,640

Great Basin 2,360 2,650 284 Pacific Northwest 1,250,000 1,400,000 142,000 California 69,000 77,300 23,700 Alaska 1,790 2,010 980 Hawaii 264 296 89 Caribbean 362 406 108 ------------------------------------------- Total 3,290,000 3,690,000 299,000 -----------------------------------------------------------------


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