U.S. Geological Survey

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



                   Table 23.  Thermoelectric 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] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ALL THERMOELECTRIC POWER WATER USE, in Mgal/d ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Self-supplied withdrawals, by source Total use and type --------------------------------- ------------------------------------ Public- Withdrawals REGION Ground supply and Consumptive use POWER water Surface water deliveries deliveries GENERATED, --------------- --------------------- in million Fresh Fresh Saline Total Fresh Fresh Fresh Saline Total kWh ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New England 2.9 2,400 9,090 11,500 6.6 2,410 48 182 230 93,000 Mid Atlantic 4.6 12,200 25,000 37,200 1.1 12,200 187 226 413 279,000 South Atlantic-Gulf 41 19,700 10,700 30,300 6.1 19,700 272 1.6 273 404,000 Great Lakes 3.2 22,800 0 22,800 .1 22,800 476 0 476 179,000 Ohio 65 23,800 0 23,800 .9 23,900 881 0 881 436,000 Tennessee 0 7,070 0 7,070 0 7,070 15 0 15 60,800 Upper Mississippi 21 16,500 0 16,500 5.8 16,500 635 0 635 194,000 Lower Mississippi 75 5,570 1,060 6,620 .7 5,640 87 42 129 73,500 Souris-Red-Rainy 0 26 0 26 0 26 .6 0 .6 338 Missouri Basin 50 9,980 0 9,980 7.0 10,000 195 0 195 159,000 Arkansas-White-Red 31 4,500 0 4,500 26 4,550 144 0 144 132,000 Texas-Gulf 46 4,660 3,150 7,820 7.1 4,720 207 9.4 217 192,000 Rio Grande 16 1.8 0 1.8 0 18 12 0 12 7,780 Upper Colorado 0 177 0 177 0 177 165 0 165 91,400 Lower Colorado 47 62 .4 62 .8 110 107 .4 107 54,000 Great Basin 7.2 24 0 24 0 31 31 0 31 17,300 Pacific Northwest 10 345 0 345 0 355 21 0 21 21,600 California 4.6 241 11,400 11,600 13 258 6.4 6.5 13 80,100 Alaska 4.7 26 0 26 1.0 32 3.2 0 3.2 3,820 Hawaii 95 0 1,550 1,550 .4 96 1.7 15 17 8,320 Caribbean 2.6 0 2,570 2,570 3.3 5.9 1.1 1.1 2.1 15,000 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Total 525 130,000 64,500 194,000 80 131,000 3,500 484 3,980 2,500,000 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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