U.S. Geological Survey

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


  Thermoelectric 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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            ALL THERMOELECTRIC POWER WATER USE, in Mgal/d

                          Part I
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                Self-supplied withdrawals, by source         
                           and type                   Public-
                ------------------------------------  supply 
STATE           Ground                                deliv- 
                 water     Surface water              eries  
                          ---------------                    
                 Fresh    Fresh    Saline    Total     Fresh 
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Colorado           21         94        0        94     13    
Total             525    130,000   64,500   194,000     80    

Part II ------------------------------------------------------------------- Total use --------------------------------- Withdrawals STATE and Consumptive use POWER deliveries GENERATED, -------------------- in million Fresh Fresh Saline Total kWh ------------------------------------------------------------- Colorado 127 41 0 41 30,000 Total 131,000 3,500 484 3,980 2,500,000

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