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County Water Use Map

November 7, 2014 Energy & Climate

The geographic variation in water withdrawals across the country underscores both the complexity of America’s water challenges and the importance of a diverse set of policy reforms.

Not all regions of the United States have the same water needs. Understanding how our nation uses water, and how these needs vary across the country, will be an important piece of the solution to the water puzzle. Using newly released data, The Hamilton Project presents an economic analysis and the above interactive feature to illustrate the great variation in the level and nature of water use across the country.

These maps use county-level data from the United States Geological Survey.