Using water use data, available from the United States Geological Survey, it is possible to map water withdrawls by county for the entire United States. Water use data is available by sector, including Industrial, Irrigation, Livestock, Mining, Public Supply, Thermoelectric Power, and Total Usage. Water use data is available for the years 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2005. Water usage is measured in millions of gallons per day.
Maps by Scott Jablonski, VERTICES Intern
Thanks to an idea given to us by our good friend Hurricane Creekkeeper John Wathen, IMRivers has created a site dedicated to marking key points effected by the BP oil spill. With his support and hard work, as well as the hard work of a few dedicated volunteers, we have been able to keep track of the extent of the spill daily as well as provide you with original images from the spill site. If you are interested in volunteering to help with this map site or if you have any relavant data that you would be willing to lend us, please contact Wansoo Im at firstname.lastname@example.org. IM Rivers is also offering to provide any organization or group interested in doing their own Gulf Coast Oil Spill related map with a free map site.