U.S. Geological Survey

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


                Table 26.  Thermoelectric power water use by energy source and State, 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
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                           Withdrawals,                                   Withdrawals,
                        by source and type                             by source and type
              ----------------------------------    Consumptive  -------------------------------   Consumptive
   STATE      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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Alabama           0.0    5,570       0.0   5,570     30      0.0     0.0    738        0.0    738     14     0.0
Alaska            4.7       26       0        26      3.2    0       0        0        0        0      0     0
Arizona          42         18        .4      19     60       .4      .1     43        0       43     40     0
Arkansas          2.4      737       0       737     12      0       0      902        0      902      1.1   0
California        4.5      241   5,910     6,150      6.2    5.9      .1       .1  5,500    5,500       .3    .6

Colorado 21 94 0 94 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Connecticut .1 155 1,390 1,540 3.1 28 .1 375 2,320 2,690 7.5 46 Delaware .5 830 333 1,160 5.0 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 D.C. 0 8.0 0 8.0 .6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida 23 709 8,490 9,200 21 0 .3 0 1,820 1,820 1.0 0

Georgia 2.7 2,900 33 2,940 48 0 2.5 119 0 119 50 0 Hawaii 95 0 1,550 1,550 1.7 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 Idaho 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.1 0 0 0 1.5 0 Illinois 6.2 9,190 0 9,190 148 0 2.8 5,970 0 5,970 222 0 Indiana 12 5,950 0 5,950 119 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Iowa 10 2,060 0 2,060 6.9 0 1.8 3.3 0 3.3 3.4 0 Kansas 13 1,270 0 1,270 46 0 0 22 0 22 17 0 Kentucky 38 3,410 0 3,410 203 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Louisiana 40 3,820 0 3,820 32 0 .1 1,090 0 1,090 14 0 Maine 1.4 81 4.0 85 1.6 .1 0 0 605 605 0 12

Maryland 1.8 419 3,420 3,840 4.2 43 .1 0 1 ,130 1,130 0 11 Massachusetts .5 889 3,160 4,050 18 63 0 124 324 448 2.5 6.5 Michigan 2.8 5,460 0 5,460 125 0 0 2,600 0 2,600 78 0 Minnesota 2.4 1,080 0 1,080 303 0 0 800 0 800 19 0 Mississippi 13 342 316 658 30 1.6 30 0 0 0 23 0

Missouri 32 4,530 1,060 5,590 40 42 0 15 0 15 15 0 Montana 0 33 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nebraska 6.0 1,180 0 1,180 11 0 0 1,000 0 1,000 11 0 Nevada 12 22 0 22 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 New Hampshire .8 254 339 593 5.1 6.8 0 0 555 555 0 11

New Jersey 1.0 597 1,620 2,220 .2 0 .7 0 7,930 7,930 0 0 New Mexico 9.9 40 0 40 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 New York 0 5,870 6,770 12,600 117 136 0 1,130 1,700 2,830 53 34 North Carolina 0 3,250 0 3,250 25 0 0 3,960 0 3,960 17 0 North Dakota .1 2,390 0 2,390 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ohio 13 9,400 0 9,400 375 0 0 138 0 138 18 0 Oklahoma 1.8 88 0 88 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oregon 0 .8 0 .8 .8 0 0 14 0 14 9.9 0 Pennsylvania 0 3,970 0 3,970 113 0 0 1,780 0 1,780 105 0 Rhode Island 0 0 393 393 0 7.9 0 0 0 0 0 0

South Carolina .2 1,660 0 1,660 30 0 1.2 3,160 0 3,160 25 0 South Dakota .4 2.8 0 2.8 .1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tennessee 0 6,020 0 6,020 0 0 0 1,300 0 1,300 0 0 Texas 53 7,020 3,150 10,200 193 9.4 1.3 53 0 53 54 0 Utah 0 87 0 87 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Vermont .4 .1 0 .1 0 0 0 518 0 518 11 0 Virginia .3 1,880 1,230 3,110 12 0 .2 1,330 846 2,170 0 0 Washington 4.0 34 0 34 .8 0 0 296 0 296 8.1 0 West Virginia .4 3,710 0 3,710 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wisconsin 2.3 3,480 0 3,480 35 0 .1 1,620 0 1,620 16 0

Wyoming 1.0 183 0 183 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Puerto Rico 2.6 0 2,470 2,470 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Virgin Islands 0 0 103 103 0 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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