U.S. Geological Survey

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


                           Table 24.  Thermoelectric power water use by State, 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- --------------------------------- ------------------------------------ supply Withdrawals STATE Ground deliv- and Consumptive use POWER water Surface water eries deliveries GENERATED, --------------- --------------------- in million Fresh Fresh Saline Total Fresh Fresh Fresh Saline Total kWh ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Alabama 0.0 6,310 0.0 6,310 0.0 6,310 44 0.0 44 66,400 Alaska 4.7 26 0 26 1.0 32 3.2 0 3.2 3,820 Arizona 42 61 .4 62 0 103 100 .4 101 55,900 Arkansas 2.4 1,640 0 1,640 0 1,640 13 0 13 34,500 California 4.6 241 11,400 11,600 13 258 6.4 6.5 13 80,100 Colorado 21 94 0 94 13 127 41 0 41 30,000 Connecticut .2 530 3,710 4,240 2.6 533 11 74 85 33,100 Delaware .5 830 333 1,160 .9 831 5.0 1.5 6.6 6,640 D.C. 0 8.0 0 8.0 0 8.0 .6 0 .6 361 Florida 23 709 10,300 11,000 5.5 738 22 0 22 128,000 Georgia 5.2 3,020 33 3,060 0 3,030 98 0 98 92,700 Hawaii 95 0 1,550 1,550 .4 96 1.7 15 17 8,320 Idaho 6.1 0 0 0 0 6.1 1.5 0 1.5 0 Illinois 9.0 15,200 0 15,200 1.3 15,200 370 0 370 128,000 Indiana 12 5,950 0 5,950 0 5,960 119 0 119 97,300 Iowa 12 2,060 0 2,060 4.7 2,080 10 0 10 29,000 Kansas 13 1,290 0 1,290 .8 1,300 63 0 63 33,700 Kentucky 38 3,410 0 3,410 0 3,440 203 0 203 70,600 Louisiana 40 4,910 0 4,910 0 4,950 46 0 46 57,000 Maine 1.4 81 609 690 1.2 83 1.6 12 14 9,390 Maryland 1.8 419 4,550 4,970 0 421 4.2 54 59 29,100 Massachusetts .5 1,010 3,490 4,500 2.8 1,020 20 70 90 36,200 Michigan 2.8 8,050 0 8,050 0 8,060 204 0 204 68,600 Minnesota 2.4 1,880 0 1,880 .5 1,880 323 0 323 42,700 Mississippi 43 342 316 658 .3 386 52 1.6 54 21,800 Missouri 32 4,540 1,060 5,600 .2 4,580 55 42 97 57,100 Montana 0 33 0 33 0 33 33 0 33 15,100 Nebraska 6.0 2,180 0 2,180 1.9 2,180 22 0 22 20,500 Nevada 12 22 0 22 .8 34 34 0 34 19,100 New Hampshire .8 254 894 1,150 0 255 5.1 18 23 10,200 New Jersey 1.6 597 9,550 10,100 .2 599 .2 0 .2 36,500 New Mexico 9.9 40 0 40 .1 50 46 0 46 28,300 New York 0 6,990 8,470 15,500 0 6,990 171 170 340 105,000 North Carolina 0 7,210 0 7,210 .4 7,210 43 0 43 73,000 North Dakota .1 2,390 0 2,390 0 2,390 26 0 26 26,900 Ohio 13 9,540 0 9,540 0 9,550 393 0 393 126,000 Oklahoma 1.8 88 0 88 1.5 91 48 0 48 41,500 Oregon 0 15 0 15 0 15 11 0 11 8,040 Pennsylvania 0 5,750 0 5,750 0 5,750 218 0 218 162,000 Rhode Island 0 0 393 393 0 0 0 7.9 7.9 591 South Carolina 1.4 4,820 0 4,820 0 4,820 55 0 55 48,200 South Dakota .4 2.8 0 2.8 0 3.2 .1 0 .1 2,490 Tennessee 0 7,320 0 7,320 .5 7,320 0 0 0 64,300 Texas 54 7,070 3,150 10,200 22 7,150 247 9.4 257 224,000 Utah 0 87 0 87 0 87 86 0 86 31,600 Vermont .4 518 0 518 .1 519 11 0 11 3,780 Virginia .4 3,210 2,080 5,290 0 3,210 12 0 12 46,600 Washington 4.0 330 0 330 0 334 8.8 0 8.8 13,500 West Virginia .4 3,710 0 3,710 .9 3,710 99 0 99 84,600 Wisconsin 2.4 5,090 0 5,090 0 5,100 51 0 51 40,900 Wyoming 1.0 183 0 183 0 184 54 0 54 35,800 Puerto Rico 2.6 0 2,470 2,470 2.8 5.4 1.1 0 1.1 14,500 Virgin Islands 0 0 103 103 .5 .5 0 1.1 1.1 460 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total 525 130,000 64,500 194,000 80 131,000 3,500 484 3,980 2,500,000 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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