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Saline Surface-Water Withdrawals by Nuclear Thermoelectric Facilities (County)

Source: USGS Estimated Use of Water in the United States, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Topic: Energy and EnvironmentSubtopic: Water UseCategory: Electrical Production
Product: Local StatsDate Updated: June 2014Update Tips
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    * Updates for this data series are no longer available from the U.S. Geological Survey.

    Years Available: 1985, 1990, 1995

    Permanent Link: http://data.sagepub.com/sagestats/6479

    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. Water that is on the Earth's surface, such as in a stream, river, lake, or reservoir. Water that contains 1,000 mg/L or more of dissolved solids.

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