U.S. Geological Survey

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


     Table 28.  Hydroelectric power water use by State, 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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   STATE                           Thousand
                       Mgal/d     acre-feet   POWER GENERATED,
                                   per year    in million kWh
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Alabama                218,000       244,000        10,300
Alaska                   1,790         2,010           980
Arizona                 31,800        35,600         8,180
Arkansas                60,400        67,700         4,890
California              75,000        84,100        23,900

Colorado 4,160 4,660 1,320 Connecticut 6,870 7,700 452 Delaware 0 0 0 D.C. 0 0 0 Florida 7,260 8,140 173

Georgia 51,700 58,000 4,710 Hawaii 264 296 89 Idaho 67,800 76,000 7,450 Illinois 27,100 30,400 771 Indiana 11,600 13,000 441

Iowa 1,150 1,290 13 Kansas 1,300 1,460 12 Kentucky 83,000 93,000 2,880 Louisiana 21,700 24,300 697 Maine 82,700 92,700 3,960

Maryland 25,900 29,000 2,310 Massachusetts 24,500 27,500 1,090 Michigan 110,000 123,000 3,040 Minnesota 18,800 21,100 843 Mississippi 0 0 0

Missouri 13,900 15,600 2,190 Montana 66,800 74,900 10,700 Nebraska 12,900 14,500 833 Nevada 3,490 3,910 1,620 New Hampshire 46,000 51,600 1,980

New Jersey 167 187 17 New Mexico 964 1,080 215 New York 459,000 515,000 29,400 North Carolina 66,900 75,000 7,070 North Dakota 10,900 12,200 1,720

Ohio 7,800 8,740 173 Oklahoma 47,900 53,700 2,870 Oregon 481,000 539,000 40,800 Pennsylvania 68,000 76,200 3,190 Rhode Island 339 380 6.1

South Carolina 63,400 71,100 3,880 South Dakota 41,100 46,100 4,270 Tennessee 160,000 179,000 11,800 Texas 15,800 17,700 1,570 Utah 1,880 2,110 481

Vermont 17,700 19,800 1,100 Virginia 22,900 25,700 4,050 Washington 670,000 751,000 87,300 West Virginia 32,700 36,700 1,330 Wisconsin 44,000 49,300 1,150

Wyoming 4,350 4,880 611 Puerto Rico 362 406 108 Virgin Islands 0 0 0 --------------------------------------------- Total 3,290,000 3,690,000 299,000 ------------------------------------------------------------------


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