Late fall 2019 water availability data viz (IWAAs concept map)

Animation of the National Integrated Water Availability Assessments concept map from November 2019

Detailed Description

The USGS National Integrated Water Availability Assessments (IWAAs) concept map shows daily estimates of natural water storage (water present on the landscape such as standing water, snowpack, soil water, and shallow groundwater) for approximately 110,000 regions across the conterminous United States. It helps identify patterns in national water storage by comparing current conditions to historical values. In late fall 2019, the National IWAAs concept map visualized unusually wet conditions in the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest, unusually dry conditions in California that coincided with widespread wildfires, and wet conditions in the Southwest resulting from the remnants of Tropical Storm Raymond.


Image Dimensions: 1920 x 1080

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Location Taken: US