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Map: Groundwater Depletion and Shale Energy Development

Click on the map below and zoom in to identify hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells (black dots) located in areas of groundwater depletion. Aquifer systems in yellow, orange and red have experienced the highest levels of depletion between 1900-2008. Over 35% of U.S. oil and gas wells overlay regions experiencing groundwater depletion.

Click on the map below and zoom in to identify hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells (black dots) located in areas of groundwater depletion. Aquifer systems in yellow, orange and red have experienced the highest levels of depletion between 1900-2008. Over 35% of U.S. oil and gas wells overlay regions experiencing groundwater depletion. Download the report: Hydraulic Fracturing & Water Stress: Water Demand by the Numbers