Article on U.S. watershed stress

Sectoral contributions to surface water stress in the coterminous United States
K Averyt et al. 2013 Environ. Res. Lett. 8 035046

This article seems to be receiving a fair bit of hype.  Sandra Postel blogs about the paper on National Geographic’s Freshwater Initiative and the American Water Resources Association has posted about it as well.  What I find interesting is that water stress associated with cooling water extraction for power plants shows up in the index, suggesting that a single power plant has the potential to stress water supplies at the watershed scale.  Check out the article…it’s open access!