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California Drought Tweets

MarkRuhe RT @NWSCNRFC: Latest Drought Monitor Released- Some improvement, but 78% of CA under Exceptional-Extreme #CAdrought. #cawater http://t.co/
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gular RT @ggweather: #cadrought improvement in the past week with recent NorCal rain decreasing % in D4 category by 23%. http://t.co/0ZiFMZdh7c
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Anthonyhead13 RT EdJoyce: Wet December helps "but still a long way to go” to end #California drought. #CAdrought ... http://t.co/p5DFZxM33B
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danSCREAMM RT @MikeNiccoABC7: #BayAreaStorm parade continues. Exception Drought, worst level, shrank from 55% to 32% since last week. #cadrought http:…
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NolaSF RT @NWSCNRFC: Latest Drought Monitor Released- Some improvement, but 78% of CA under Exceptional-Extreme #CAdrought. #cawater http://t.co/
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DolceNoemii RT @EdJoyce: Wet December helps "but still a long way to go” to end #California drought. #CAdrought http://t.co/qs3UOWwmEU http://t.co/aQaD
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mjl574 RT @NWSCNRFC: Latest Drought Monitor Released- Some improvement, but 78% of CA under Exceptional-Extreme #CAdrought. #cawater http://t.co/
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MsMerope RT @NWSCNRFC: Latest Drought Monitor Released- Some improvement, but 78% of CA under Exceptional-Extreme #CAdrought. #cawater http://t.co/
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wavy_wetback RT @MikeNiccoABC7: #BayAreaStorm parade continues. Exception Drought, worst level, shrank from 55% to 32% since last week. #cadrought http:…
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BrianBroadcasts #CADrought RT@kron4news: NASA: California Needs 11 Trillion Gallons of Rain To End Drought: http://t.co/5WNscAL6oF http://t.co/kYRXnHauXX
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AudubonCA RT @MikeNiccoABC7: #BayAreaStorm parade continues. Exception Drought, worst level, shrank from 55% to 32% since last week. #cadrought http:…
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JohnNOAA MEDIA: Starting momentarily: @NOAA climatologists holding telecon to recap Nov, YTD & recent storms+#CAdrought http://t.co/LWwTwXgjps
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jackscoville RT @NWSCNRFC: Latest Drought Monitor Released- Some improvement, but 78% of CA under Exceptional-Extreme #CAdrought. #cawater http://t.co/
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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 Ann Parker is a Traverse City-based assistant editor for Circle of Blue. She specializes in data visualization. Interests: Latin America, Social Media, Science, Health, Indigenous Peoples

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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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