San Diego county can rest a bit more easily should a major earthquake, or another disaster disrupt supply of water it imports. The 25 year project investing in San Diego's water infrastructure won the American Society of Civil Engineers' Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award.
Please note: the image above is provided as a sample only, and indicates water levels in Californian reservoirs as of November 26th, 2018. Please click on the image or this link to access the up-to-date interactive map. If the map is unavailable, you can find daily information on water levels for Californian reservoirs by clicking here.
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.
Happy New Year? The Geological Society of London (GSL, @geolsoc) has designated 2017 as "The Year of Risk," following two successful themed years. In addition to geohazards, GSL will explore the increasingly complex risks associated with growing demand for resources like water, minerals and energy.