Dynamic, Stacked Timeline Visualization

ACF Basin

Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River water basin (ACF Basin) extends across three states: Georgia, Alabama and Florida. The watershed is the focus of a long running water use dispute between stakeholders in these three states. This conflict is covered in the book “Water Diplomacy: A Negotiated Approach to Managing Complex Water Networks” by Shafiqul Islam and Lawrence E. Susskind. An early figure on the book (figure 2.1, page 11) uses a stacked timeline to show how the water use issues in the ACF Basin became more complex as the population in the region grew and the number of interested parties increased over time.

The visualization below is a proof of concept visualization of a dynamic stacked timeline based on the same data.

The visualization is modified from the figure in the book. However, the population and precipitation data does not match the original figure. It is fake data generated for this proof of concept visualization.

The map at the top of the post was created in QGIS using data from the USDA/NRCS – Geospatial Data Gateway