* 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an instream use. 1965-1995: Hydroelectric Power 2000-later: Hydroelectric Power category not estimated nationallyWater withdrawn or diverted from a groundwater or surface-water source for aquaculture, commercial, domestic self-supply, industrial, irrigation, livestock, mining, public supply, thermoelectric power, and other uses. Water that is on the Earth's surface, such as in a stream, river, lake, or reservoir. Water that contains less than 1,000 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of dissolved solids. Generally, water with more than 500 mg/L of dissolved solids is undesirable for drinking and many industrial uses.