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Table 8. Power generation water withdrawals by County in Florida, 2015

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2015
End Date
2015

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Marella, R.L. and Dixon, J.F., 2018, Data tables summarizing the source-specific estimated water withdrawals in Florida by water source, category, county, and water management district, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7N29W5M.

Summary

In 2015, the total amount of water withdrawn for power generation uses in Florida was estimated at 9,859 million gallons per day (Mgal/d). Withdrawals include water used for once-through cooling, cooling pond augmentation, boiler make-up, and domestic uses at power facilities. Saline water accounted for 9,425 Mgal/d of the water withdrawn for power generation, while fresh water accounted for 434 Mgal/d of the water withdrawn for this category. Of the saline water, 9,396 Mgal/d was withdrawn from surface water sources and 29 Mgal/d was withdrawn from groundwater sources. Of the fresh water, 406 Mgal/d was withdrawn from surface water sources and 28 Mgal/d was withdrawn from groundwater sources. Pasco County accounted for the largest [...]

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Point of Contact :
Richard L Marella
Originator :
Richard L Marella, Joann F Dixon
Metadata Contact :
Joann F Dixon
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center

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Purpose

The purpose of this table is to provide estimates of power generation water withdrawals by County in Florida for 2015 as part of an ongoing effort between the State of Florida, the five water management districts, and the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center to collect, compile, and publish water-use data every five years in Florida. Five-year compilations of water use have been published for Florida since 1970. The data are also supplied to the USGS National Water-Use Program as part of a similar program to collect, compile, and publish water-use data for the United States. Table 8 provides 2015 power generation water withdrawal totals by county and water source. Water withdrawals are differentiated between ground and surface water for both fresh and saline sources for all 67 counties in Florida.

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