The Kansas Geological Survey's High Plains Aquifer Interactive Atlas provides a large amount of information on the High Plains Aquifer underneath western and central Kansas, which provides 70-80% of the water used in Kansas. Features of this interactive map include:
The U.S. Geological Survey has produced a visualization that shows how much freshwater is used by each state for a variety of purposes. The visualization resizes the states according to how much freshwater they use.
The visualization shows freshwater withdrawals for thermoelectric power generation, public supply, irrigation, industrial use, or total withdrawals, with data available in 5-year intervals from 1950 to the present.
Click here to access the visualization of state water use.
Supplying drinking water to every tap in the UK is a huge challenge. Water hidden underground, or groundwater, is a vital part of this process in many regions, but can also cause flooding. Find out more in our fact sheet.