Update: I added a date slider to let you scrub through dates as well as the ability to pause the animation.
In my California water levels visualization, I presented a “bar graph” showing the amount of water currently in California’s reservoirs. However, I thought it’d be interesting to see how this has changed over the course of the last few months, since the state has gotten alot of rain and snow recently.
This visualizations “animates” the graph for recent history (going back to October 1, 2015) showing how the recent rains (or lack thereof) has been caused the levels of the reservoirs in California to rise (and fall).
The historical average represents a daily average reservoir level. It changes for each day of the water year to represent seasonality of precipitation and runoff.
Click the “animate” button below the figure and you can use the slider to change the speed of animation as it cycles through the days. I added a Date slider which lets you scrub through all the dates and animate from different points.
The last few years have seen a bit of whiplash in terms of California water, with very high levels as well as very low levels in the state’s reservoirs.
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