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California Drought Tweets

blkahn "I pray every day the water is coming back:" http://t.co/jwrH4w8K5F Gripping #longreads & pics of #cadrought http://t.co/EdSc4kDHTz
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johnlundin RT @JTToronto: Four Extreme Weather Changes and Why They're Happening Now http://t.co/cDAhWksNmw via @LiveScience #climate #cdnpoli #onpol
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bbkericgarner @glennonUAlaw and Gary Libecap on The West Needs a Water Market to Fight Drought via @wsj #cawater #cadrought http://t.co/8JorowYo9j
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poormansmedia RT @JTToronto: Four Extreme Weather Changes and Why They're Happening Now http://t.co/cDAhWksNmw via @LiveScience #climate #cdnpoli #onpol
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JTToronto Four Extreme Weather Changes and Why They're Happening Now http://t.co/cDAhWksNmw via @LiveScience #climate #cdnpoli #onpoli #cadrought
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njones12 Do increased water rates make people use less? How a tiered rate system could help the #CAdrought crisis: http://t.co/1MnaukPNAp
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CBSSF Do increased water rates make people use less? How a tiered rate system could help the #CAdrought crisis: http://t.co/M0gUYda8Tw
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KCBSNews Do increased water rates make people use less? How a tiered rate system could help the #CAdrought crisis: http://t.co/b0Zu8CwvnJ
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KBCWtv Do increased water rates make people use less? How a tiered rate system could help the #CAdrought crisis: http://t.co/9ZfBzqoMju
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dgrabert RT @OtayMark: Great billboards MT @Lawn_Dude My new style is on point thanks to @CCOutdoorNA! You make a lawn look good 👍#CaDrought http://…
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EmilyKager RT @SixFoods: No end in sight for the #CAdrought. We need #futureoffood innovation to work towards climate and food #sustainability http://…
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bbdd333 #OC better off in dealing with #CAdrought, expert says - Daily Pilot - http://t.co/ZcD1uPOh1j
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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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