Map: Kansas and Texas Fresh Groundwater Use (1985-2005)


Infographic: Fresh groundwater withdrawals in Kansas and Texas from 1985 to 2005, as well as information on groundwater levels in the Ogallala Aquifer. Map © Jordan B. Bates and Aubrey Ann Parker / Circle of Blue. Click image to enlarge.

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This map was created by Jordan B. Bates and Aubrey Ann Parker, Circle of Blue’s web producer and chief data analyst, respectively. Contributors included Brett Walton of Circle of Blue, with assistance from Sreeram Balakrishnan of Google Fusion Tables. Additional help from Sheng Long and Robert Queen, students with the Columbia Water Center in New York City. Columbia interns were overseen by Upmanu Lall and Margo Weiss. Reach Circle of Blue’s data team at and

Choke Point: Index is produced in collaboration with Google Research, Qlikview, and the Columbia Water Center, with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation.

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