Water-use trends in the San Joaquin Valley, California

A pair of ET water-use maps show crop water use in California’s San Joaquin Valley in 1990 (left) and 2014 (right).

Detailed Description

This pair of ET water-use maps shows crop water use in California’s San Joaquin Valley in 1990 (left) and 2014 (right). Comparing the maps reveals changes in irrigation patterns during this period. Notice, for example, that water use intensified in many places (increase in blue areas) and some irrigated lands (green in 1990) transitioned out of agricultural production (reddish brown) by 2014.

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Image Dimensions: 630 x 315

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