The Last Straw: Water Use by Power Plants in the Arid West
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This report examines the close relationship between power generation and water, including water use effects on competing uses, water quality and power sytem reliability. Although many water use issues described herein apply to power plants across the U.S., the focus of this report is on eight states — Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
This information was last updated on 8/2/2011