* Updates for this data series are no longer available from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Years Available: 1985, 1990, 1995
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General Notes: *Median value gives the value for the "average" county for this metric, the 50th percentile of all counties reporting data. **Water used in the process of generating electricity with steam-driven turbine generators. Term used in previous water-use circulars to describe the combined public-supply deliveries to thermoelectric-power plants and self-supplied thermoelectric-power withdrawals. For 2000 and 2005, thermoelectric-power water use refers only to self-supplied thermoelectric-power withdrawals. Thermoelectric power was subdivided into fuel types of fossil fuel, geothermal, and nuclear from 1985-1995 and into cooling types of once-through and recirculating from 2000 to present. Amount of water delivered from a public supplier to users for domestic, commercial, industrial, thermoelectric-power, or public-use purposes. Estimates of deliveries for each purpose were provided for 1995 and earlier years, but not for 2000. For 2005, only domestic deliveries were estimated nationally.