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In-stream Water Use by Hydroelectric 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: 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. **The use of water in the generation of electricity at plants where the turbine generators are driven by moving water. Hydroelectric water use is most commonly an instream use. 1965-1995: Hydroelectric Power 2000-later: Hydroelectric Power category not estimated nationallyWater that is used, but not withdrawn, from a surface-water source for such purposes as hydroelectric-power generation, navigation, water-quality improvement, fish propagation, and recreation. Instream water-use estimates for hydroelectric power were included in some previous water-use circulars but were omitted for 2000 to present.


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