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California Drought Tweets

HankGreelyLSJU RT @JayFamiglietti: Lawmakers approve landmark #groundwater regulation plan http://t.co/sUJLys4Nn7 @melmason @LATimes #cadrought
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Lorel_EE RT @audubonsociety: How the California drought hurts Tricolored Blackbirds http://t.co/eBksdtTXDe #CADrought http://t.co/B68vKvP82T
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agatha1099 RT @SFEstuaryFriend: 80% chance of a 10 year #cadrought in the southwest http://t.co/wbTweEnAI2 #cawater
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stuartpalley I wonder if these #sundowners in #SantaBarbara will precede a Santa wind event? Surprised Sundowners weren't predicted #cafire #CAdrought
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ForgottenProf RT @AndreaLeon: Yikes! MT @FracTracker: #Climate scientists say the #CAdrought has a 90% chance of lasting 10 years! http://t.co/RYnQ8agms5
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smartmax900 RT @AndreaLeon: Yikes! MT @FracTracker: #Climate scientists say the #CAdrought has a 90% chance of lasting 10 years! http://t.co/RYnQ8agms5
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AnthonyBaileyTV RT @MikeNiccoABC7: Just like Santa Clara Valley, San Joaquin Valley sinking as farmers race to tap aquifer: http://t.co/SXVLXVuhL7 via @Mer
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GrayHairJoe RT @AndreaLeon: Yikes! MT @FracTracker: #Climate scientists say the #CAdrought has a 90% chance of lasting 10 years! http://t.co/RYnQ8agms5
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babydee209 I'm over this heat! California needs water... Only thing hitting the ground out here is our sweat and tears. #PrayForRain #CAdrought
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cmrd_earthshine RT @AndreaLeon: Yikes! MT @FracTracker: #Climate scientists say the #CAdrought has a 90% chance of lasting 10 years! http://t.co/RYnQ8agms5
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fractivist RT @AndreaLeon: Yikes! MT @FracTracker: #Climate scientists say the #CAdrought has a 90% chance of lasting 10 years! http://t.co/RYnQ8agms5
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jackshay RT @MikeNiccoABC7: Just like Santa Clara Valley, San Joaquin Valley sinking as farmers race to tap aquifer: http://t.co/SXVLXVuhL7 via @Mer
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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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