Bedrock tapping map (IMAGE) University of Texas at Austin Caption The spatial extent of annual bedrock water withdrawal by woody plants in the continental United States. Colored areas encompass the extent of woody vegetation where bedrock is encountered within the upper 1.5 meters. This area is divided into four colors corresponding to bedrock water withdrawal. Areas in green were tapped each year of the study; Areas in pink were tapped some years; Areas in black do not need to have been tapped to explain tree water usage; and areas in gray were excluded from the study. Credit McCormick et al. Usage Restrictions Include figure credit License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.