REUTERS/Mike Blake-Sprinklers spray water onto grass as a jogger runs through a city park in San Diego, California September 12, 2014. California is in the third year of a drought that has forced water restrictions throughout the state.
Using newly released data, The Hamilton Project presents an economic analysis and a new interactive feature to illustrate the great variation in the level and nature of water use across the country. The analysis’s central conclusion is that geographic, economic, and demographic differences across states and counties lead to widely divergent dependence on water.
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