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Visualization: Now that California’s “Rainy Season” is Over, How Do Those Reservoirs Look?


Visualization Now that California s Rainy Season is Over How Do Those Reservoirs Look The Lowdown

Source: http://ww2.kqed.org/lowdown/2015/04/13/a...

This above map, created for The Lowdown by Bay Area web developer Victor Powell, shows fluctuations since 2010 in California’s 30-largest reservoirs. Grey borders mark each reservoir’s maximum capacity, while the blue shows fluctuating storage levels over time. All reservoirs are scaled relative to maximum storage capacity (with the largest — Shasta Lake — at 30 pixels). Click on each reservoir to see the change in capacity over the designated time period. View the changing percentages over time by hovering over the reservoir pop-out to the left of the graph. And use the slider at top to select specific time periods. Source code and data available here.

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Dry. They look very, very dry. 

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