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California Drought Tweets

SinghJaga98 RT @saveourwater: NEW! Download a printable lawn sign for your front yard at http://t.co/XDEiBQeomr! #saveourwater #cadrought http://t.co/N
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CaliWaterGal RT @saveourwater: #CADrought emergency regs prohibit use of H2O in a fountain or other decorative feature, except where it's part of a reci…
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TheRealWBTC Surprisingly, rich assholes think they’re too important to conserve water. #CAdrought http://t.co/ECwlbfSRBs
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LetsSlowTheFlow RT @CA_Waterkeepers: CA Governor Brown signs historic #groundwater reforms to restrict pumping. #CAdrought http://t.co/5QWUw5pllw @EcoWatch
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Jnevin1 It takes 24 seconds for the water in my shower to heat up. That is just enough time to fill my dog's water bowl. #CAdrought
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OCNature RT @saveourwater: NEW! Download a printable lawn sign for your front yard at http://t.co/XDEiBQeomr! #saveourwater #cadrought http://t.co/N
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ecoengr RT @HealTheBay: Breaking news: .@JerryBrownGov signs CA's first #groundwater legislation! http://t.co/qWX7XYPsSc #WaterWise #CAdrought
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PE_GailWesson RT @saveourwater: NEW! Download a printable lawn sign for your front yard at http://t.co/XDEiBQeomr! #saveourwater #cadrought http://t.co/N
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sfoxx "He still doesn't want to believe that the ground is out of water." http://t.co/KTmfLdye8t #CAdrought #water
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TamiBartolomei RT @saveourwater: NEW! Download a printable lawn sign for your front yard at http://t.co/XDEiBQeomr! #saveourwater #cadrought http://t.co/N
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Infographic: California Drought In Motion — 10 Dry Years Animated GIF (2003-2014)

When layered, weekly images of the U.S. Drought Monitor for California show how much worse this drought is than any in the past decade.

california u.s. drought monitor infographic data map gif aubrey ann parker circle of blue

Animation © Aubrey Ann Parker / Circle of Blue. Images courtesy Drought Monitor.
Infographic: Animated GIF of the California drought from 2003 – 2014. Click image to enlarge.

This GIF map was created by Aubrey Ann Parker, news editor and data analyst for Circle of Blue. Contributors include Brett Walton and Codi Yeager-Kozacke of Circle of Blue, with images pulled from the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Author: Aubrey Parker is a Traverse City-based assistant editor for Circle of Blue. She specializes in data visualization. Interests: Latin America, Social Media, Science, Health

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  1. This map is truly amazing. I didn’t realize until now just how about California’s drought is until I saw the current day map in comparison to previous years, especially 2005, 2006 and 2010 when the drought was nowhere near as severe.

    The only good news is that this isn’t the first extremely severe drought California has gone through and it certainly won’t be the last. Back in the early 1990s, I had a sister living in Palo Alto and I remember her telling me that the scuttlebutt among Californians was that what they had wasn’t a drought but rather a permanent condition which they would have to accept. Low and behold, a few years went by and the El Niño effect took place and in about six months, the severe drought was over.

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