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Water and Electricity


It takes water to produce electricity, but just how much? The amount varies depending on the fuel source and power generating technology. Listen to this segment of Connecting the Drops to hear about the critical role of water in keeping electricity flowing through the grid:
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Graphics courtesy of Headwaters magazine, Fall 2013


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The Colorado Foundation for Water Education wants to help you speak fluently about the water-energy nexus. Check out the following: 



Connecting the Drops Partners

Connecting the Drops is a radio collaboration between Water Education Colorado and Colorado Community Radio Stations KGNU, KDNK and KRCC.


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