Troubling Interdependency of Water and Power

And even before this drought, experts at the University of California, Davis, estimated that just under 20 percent of California’s total energy use in a typical year went to move and treat water. Nationally, the comparable figure of electricity devoted to water was about 12.6 percent in 2010, according to a report from the University of Texas at Austin.

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