Understanding California's Groundwater

The research and advocacy group Water in the West at Stanford asked us to create a series of articles exploring groundwater management in California through new research into key groundwater issues, interactive graphics and a synthesis of existing knowledge on groundwater in California, all designed to advance public understanding of this critical issue.

This work was done with my team at Halftone. We guided the process through concepts, data management, design, and implementation, in close collaboration with the team at Water in the West. I contributed data visualization concepts and development, coordinate with the client, and did the project management.


Accumulated Annual Precipitation

This visualization was created from monthly precipitation snapshots provided by NOAA. It shows how devastating the 2013/2014 drought was compared to 120 years before.


Collaborators: Paul Van Slembrouck, Geoff McGhee