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Top U.S. Freshwater Use by Industry

  • Published: Mar 20th, 2019

Public supply makes up a small fraction of our country’s freshwater needs. Take a look at which sectors are thirstiest.

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Climate Change & Water Use

  • Published: Mar 20th, 2019

Here’s how climate change affects our water supply.

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Heavy Rainfall Getting More Extreme

  • Published: Mar 13th, 2019

As the climate warms, heavy rain events are increasing across the country.

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Climate Extremes Index Trending Upward

  • Published: Mar 13th, 2019

Extreme weather is happening more often in a warming world.

Frost Free Season is Getting Longer

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Frost Free Season is Getting Longer

  • Published: Oct 16th, 2014

All regions of the continental U.S. have seen the frost-free season, defined as the stretch between the last below-32°F reading in the spring and the first in the fall, grow longer.

Spring Snow Cover

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Spring Snow Cover

  • Published: Apr 2nd, 2014

While this has been a snowy winter, the past 50 years have shown a trend of less overall spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere.

How Much Precipitation is Needed to End the Drought?

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How Much Precipitation is Needed to End the Drought?

  • Published: Feb 20th, 2014

A striking look at how much precipitation the Southwest would need over the next month to end the drought.

Drought Comparison: 2012 vs. 2013

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Drought Comparison: 2012 vs. 2013

  • Published: Aug 23rd, 2013

Sixty two percent of the country was in some level of drought last August, but that number has been reduced to 45 percent this August.