Trends in Water Availability
Left: Projected trend in Southeast-wide annual water yield (equivalent to water availability) due to climate
change. The green area represents the range in predicted water yield from four climate model projections based on the A1B and
B2 emissions scenarios. Right: Spatial pattern of change in water yield for 2010-2060 (decadal trend relative to 2010).
The hatched areas are those where the predicted negative trend in water
availability associated with the range of climate scenarios is statistically significant (with 95% confidence).
As shown on the map, the western part of the Southeast region is expected to see the largest reductions in water
availability. (Figure source: adapted from Sun et al. 2013