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Map: Water Competition for Shale Development in North America

Click on the map below and zoom in to identify hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells (black dots) located in areas of water stress (darker red regions). Almost half (47%) of all U.S. wells are being developed in regions with high to extremely high water stress. This means that more than 80 percent of the annual available water is already allocated to municipal, industrial and agricultural users in these regions.

Click on the map below and zoom in to identify hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells (black dots) located in areas of water stress (darker red regions). Almost half (47%) of all U.S. wells are being developed in regions with high to extremely high water stress. This means that more than 80 percent of the annual available water is already allocated to municipal, industrial and agricultural users in these regions. Download the report: Hydraulic Fracturing & Water Stress: Water Demand by the Numbers