Posts Tagged ‘water’

Water Measured From the Sky: Satellites Track Land’s Consumption (Wash Post)

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Republished from The Washington Post.

In Idaho, scientists are using remote imaging to study evapotranspiration, the loss of water to the atmosphere by evaporation from soil and water, and by transpiration from plants.

Water management is serious business in the American West, where precipitation is scarce, irrigated agriculture is a major industry, new housing subdivisions spread across arid landscapes and water rights are allocated in a complicated seniority system.

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Montgomery Lifts Boil Water Advisory (Mashup)

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

mo co water restrictions mashup screenshot

I produced an interactive Google Maps mashup on Tuesday, updated Wednesday for The Washington Post showing the area affected by a major disruption in WSSC water service in suburban Washington DC in Montgomery County, Maryland. The mashup also allows readers to plot their own home or business address onto the map to discover if they fall in the affected area. A similar mashup (without the searchability) received over 100,000 hits on the WSSC water utility site! No word on how many saw mine.

Related Washington Post article here by Dan Morse and Katherine Shaver.