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U.S. Groundwater Conditions

January 20, 2022

The U.S. Groundwater Conditions animated data visualization depicts groundwater levels at 2,281 well sites across the U.S. At each site, groundwater levels are shown relative to the historic record (using percentiles), indicating where groundwater is comparatively high or low to what has been observed in the past. The corresponding time series chart shows the percent of sites in each water-level category through time.

Single frame from an animated groundwater data viz. In the top right, it says “U.S. Groundwater Conditions.” This map of the United States, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands is on a gray background. The peaks and troughs for groundwater are shown on this map, with the larger version of these displayed on the bottom. 
A still image from the U.S. Groundwater Conditions animated data visualization.


This data visualization was developed by the USGS Water Resources Mission Area Vizlab in collaboration with the USGS Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program.