U.S. Geological Survey

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


 Hydroelectric power water use by Colorado and the nation, 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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Colorado             4,160         4,660         1,320
Total            3,290,000     3,690,000       299,000
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