This visualization, titled "Unregulated Industrial Well Drilling in Rural Southeast Arizona" was submitted by Torin Hodge to the University of Arizona Libraries 2021 Data Visualization Challenge. It received the honorable mention win within the undergraduate classification.
The purpose of this visualization is to demonstrate the threat of unregulated groundwater pumping in rural Arizona. The data comes from publicly available well registry data provided by azwater.gov. My Grandmother has lived in the area near the sample data for thirty years and has growing concerns about her well running dry due to competition from neighboring cattle-feed growing operations, many of which are from out of state.
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