U.S. Geological Survey

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


           Table 25.  Thermoelectric power water use by energy source and water-resources region, 1990
      [Figures may not add to totals because of independent rounding.  All values in million gallons per day]
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                                        FOSSIL FUEL                                          NUCLEAR
                     -------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------
                                  Withdrawals,                                   Withdrawals,
                               by source and type                             by source and type
                     ----------------------------------    Consumptive  -------------------------------   Consumptive
   REGION            Ground                                   use       Ground                                use
                      water          Surface water                       water       Surface water        ------------
                                -----------------------   -------------          -----------------------
                      Fresh     Fresh    Saline   Total   Fresh  Saline  Fresh   Fresh   Saline    Total  Fresh Saline
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New England              2.8    1,380    5,290    6,670      28   106     0.1    1,020    3,800    4,820     21    76
Mid Atlantic             3.6    9,130   13,400   22,500     111   180      .9    3,040   11,600   14,600     76    45
South Atlantic-Gulf     37     12,300    8,840   21,200     165     1.6   3.9    7,330    1,820    9,150    107     0
Great Lakes              3.1   15,200        0   15,200     245     0      .1    7,620        0    7,620    230     0
Ohio                    65     23,800        0   23,800     852     0     0         65        0       65     30     0

Tennessee 0 5,130 0 5,130 14 0 0 1,930 0 1,930 1.0 0 Upper Mississippi 16 11,800 0 11,800 454 0 4.6 4,630 0 4,630 181 0 Lower Mississippi 44 4,480 1,060 5,540 50 42 30 1,090 0 1,090 37 0 Souris-Red-Rainy 0 26 0 26 .6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Missouri Basin 50 8,970 0 8,970 169 0 0 1,010 0 1,010 26 0

Arkansas-White-Red 31 3,570 0 3,570 125 0 0 923 0 923 18 0 Texas-Gulf 44 4,610 3,150 7,760 153 9.4 1.3 53 0 53 54 0 Rio Grande 16 1.8 0 1.8 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Upper Colorado 0 177 0 177 165 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Lower Colorado 47 19 .4 20 66 .4 .1 43 0 43 40 0

Great Basin 7.2 24 0 24 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pacific Northwest 4.0 34 0 34 1.6 0 6.1 311 0 311 19 0 California 4.5 241 5,910 6,150 6.2 5.9 .1 .1 5,500 5,500 .3 .6 Alaska 4.7 26 0 26 3.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hawaii 95 0 1,550 1,550 1.7 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 Caribbean 2.6 0 2,570 2,570 1.1 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total 478 101,000 41,700 143,000 2,650 362 48 29,100 22,700 51,800 841 122 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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