California is home to a number of reservoirs and dams that provide water and power to surrounding cities and farms. However, as 2013 proved to be one of the driest years, the sources of water are not as plentiful as they have been in past years. KQED’s The Lowdown takes a closer look at how the drought impacted the level of water in reservoirs. Come and explore this interactive visualization, created by Bay Area web developer Victor Powell, that shows the changing water levels since 2010 in California’s 30-largest reservoirs such as Lake Shasta and Lake Berryessa.

Visualization: How the Drought is Shrinking California’s ReservoirsVisualization: How the Drought is Shrinking California’s Reservoirs Includes interactive visualization California’s landscape is peppered with a huge collection of dams and reservoirs, providing water – and in some cases power – to cities and farms throughout the state.

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Laura Robledo

Laura Robledo studied English at UC Berkeley. When she is not reading, looking up new music, or running half marathons, she loves to explore the beautiful city of San Francisco.

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