Water Data Viz OWDI Lower Colorado Drought

Drought in the Colorado River Basin: Insights using open data

Detailed Description

Since 2000, the Colorado River Basin (Basin) has been experiencing a historic, extended drought that has impacted regional water supply and other resources, such as hydropower, recreation, and ecologic services. During this time, the Basin has experienced its lowest 16-year period of inflow in over 100 years of record keeping, and reservoir storage in the Colorado River system has declined from nearly full to about half of capacity.


Image Dimensions: 700 x 700

Location Taken: US