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Interactive Map: Energy and Drought

All sources of energy require water in their production processes, and energy is required to extract, convey, and deliver water. Because the energy sector is dependent on water availability, drought can severely impact energy systems. Use the interactive map below to explore U.S. power plants alongside drought and climate conditions. Or, view a full-screen version of this map.

How To Use This Map:

  • Select a map layer from the left menu bar. Use the eye icon to add or remove layers from the map and the arrow icons to adjust the opacity of the layer.
  • In the right sidebar, view detailed map information, including legends, descriptions, and data sources for each of the map layers.
  • Use the basemap icon in the top left corner of the map to change the basemap, or use the magnifying glass icon to search for a specific location.