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U.S. freshwater withdrawals by state, 1950-2015

Detailed Description

Animated image showing changes in freshwater withdrawals by state from 1950 through 2015 for thermoelectric power, public supply, irrigation, and industrial withdrawals, along with total withdrawals. State size (area) is scaled proportionally to total State freshwater use and freshwater use by category. National water use for each year and by category are shown as bars below the map. An interactive version of this map is available here.


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