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Water Maps

Here are a few examples of the many maps available on the Internet that illustrate historical conditions and potential climate impacts on water resources.


Interactive map platform for near real-time streamflow conditions and weather radar. Contributors: USGS

Map of the United States showing streamflow conditions

National Weather Service Flood Inundation Map Libraries

Stream gauge locations that monitor the state of streams, recording when stage height has reached flood levels. Contributors: NOAA, NWS

Map of the East Coast of the United States

NRCS National Water and Climate Center

Interactive map portal providing data for conservation and tools for assessing water supplies under different conditions. Contributors: National Resources Conservation Service

Map of the West Coast of the United States

Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS)

Web portal using climate models to project land use and land cover changes in the United States. Contributors: EPA

Map of the United States

National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)

Platform for historical and current drought conditions as well as vegetation, fire, and soil moisture maps and tools. Contributors: NOAA, USDA, NDMC, National Drought Resilience Partnership (NDRP) Working Group

Partial map of the United States with drought conditions

National Climate Change Viewer(NCCV)

Historical and future climate projections from various downscaled models of emission scenarios. Contributors: USGS, IPCC

Map of the United States

Climate Wizard

Web-based mapping tool that allows users to view historic and future temperature and rainfall predictions based on scientifically vetted model projections and to examine additional climate variables at daily timesteps and query data for custom geographical regions. Contributors: USDA FS

Map of the United States

Flood Inundation Mapping (FIM) Program

Online mapping tool to help communities protect lives and property by providing tools and information to help them understand their local flood risks and make cost-effective mitigation decisions. Contributors: USGS

Map of the East Coast of the United States

Aqueduct Water Risk Mapping Tools

Web-based interactive mapping platforms for understanding and comparing national and sub-national water risks, identifying current and future water risks to agriculture and food security, and analyzing the costs and benefits of investing in flood protection. Contributors: World Resources Institute

Aqueduct mapping tools

USGS Water Watch

Streamflow Data Daily metrics from U.S. stream gauge data on streamflow, drought, and flood, as well as historical statistics. Contributors: USGS

Maps of the United States

USGS National Ground-Water Monitoring Portal

Web portal containing current and historical data including water levels, water quality, lithology, and well construction that is compiled from selected groundwater monitoring wells from Federal, State, and local groundwater monitoring networks across the nation. Contributors: USGS

Map of North America showing groundwater monitoring locations in the United States

Groundwater Depletion in the United States (1900–2008)

Scientific article on groundwater depletion in the United States from 1900-2008. Contributors: USGS

Map of the United States

Storm Prediction Center

Web portal for viewing daily forecasts, storm warnings, reports, and climatologies in the United States. Contributors: NOAA, NWS

Map of the United States

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