Going the Distance for Water

Infographic: Going the Distance, From Ashgabat to Whyalla—10 Cities Pumping Water From Afar

In many cities, water travels far to reach the tap.

Residents of the planet’s driest places rely on extensive waterways to deliver their supply. Click through the interactive infographic below to learn more about 10 cities that rely on extensive waterways, plus additional plans to expand networks even further.

Graphic © Kelly Shea/Ball State University for Circle of Blue
10 Cities Pumping Water From Afar. Click the interactive graphic to learn more. Click here if you are having troubling viewing the Going the Distance Infographic.

Graphic by Kelly Shea, an undergraduate student at Ball State University.

With contribution by Aubrey Ann Parker and Brett Walton. Parker is a Traverse City-based data analyst and news desk editor for Circle of Blue and can be reached at circleofblue.org/contact. Walton is a Seattle-based reporter for Circle of Blue. Contact Brett Walton

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8 replies
  1. Gary Moore says:

    Just thought you might want to know the picture under “source” California Acqueduct to San Diego is a beautiful picture of the cascades into the San Fernando Valley (L.A. Aqueduct)! This is not part of the California State Water Project. In fact, the picture is just another view of the picture under “source” of water for L.A. from the Owens Valley.

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