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California Drought Tweets

SavvyWordsmith RT @EdJoyce: here's another pic in Central Valley from 2014; 50 shades of #CAdrought http://t.co/j3ANhalXcA http://t.co/ToKulMu4Zt
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EdJoyce Yes, @manewell47, here's another pic in Central Valley from 2014; 50 shades of #CAdrought http://t.co/0UViqBgIso http://t.co/yFO6XeJg7o
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RB_Zeeb RT @seanlongoria_RS: #ICYMI: Water allotments reflect continued #CAdrought conditions ($) http://t.co/cF3cqj4TKB by @DavidBenda_RS http://t…
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SteveBowenWx Truly remarkable thing happening in southern California right now: It's raining! #cadrought http://t.co/KqzKgJKvD6
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erinheejoon RT @TruthOrDrought: Dozens of academics, NGOs etc. say #meat products use too much #water: http://t.co/vKBAZtFByc #CAdrought #drought http:…
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NewHarvestOrg RT @TruthOrDrought: Want to save 50,000 gallons of #water/year? @1PercentFTP shows you how http://t.co/Z0FSakmYqn #CAdrought #drought http:…
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NewHarvestOrg RT @TruthOrDrought: "7 kilograms of grain and 100,000 liters of #water for every 1 kilogram of #meat." @worldwatch #CAdrought #drought http…
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seanlongoria_RS #ICYMI: Water allotments reflect continued #CAdrought conditions ($) http://t.co/cF3cqj4TKB by @DavidBenda_RS http://t.co/iqIuaHzoA7
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NewHarvestOrg RT @TruthOrDrought: Dozens of academics, NGOs etc. say #meat products use too much #water: http://t.co/vKBAZtFByc #CAdrought #drought http:…
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TruthOrDrought Dozens of academics, NGOs etc. say #meat products use too much #water: http://t.co/vKBAZtFByc #CAdrought #drought http://t.co/EbtIlMMr9B
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SurfCityWriter RT @robert_veres: I love tweeting the 1907 desert shot @Marston_House #CaDrought @BalboaPark NW http://t.co/xlzItTVk9X
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robert_veres I love tweeting the 1907 desert shot @Marston_House #CaDrought @BalboaPark NW http://t.co/xlzItTVk9X
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robert_veres Happy Sunday @Marston_House Wonderful rainy day #CaDrought @BalboaPark NW 7th & Upas #1915Exposition Centennial http://t.co/jc5pUhoQJL
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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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