Contact: James Meldrum
University of Colorado at Boulder
Caption: Nearly one in 10 US watersheds is "stressed," with demand for water exceeding natural supply, according to a new, CIRES-led analysis of surface water in the United States. This map shows all stressed watersheds in the continental United States (1999-2007), with color indicating increasing levels of stress, from light green to red.
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