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California Drought Tweets

valueeverydrop #CA is a wonderful place to grow food. Normally. @PeterGleick talks #CAdrought, almonds & the bigger picture
TheEarthNetwork RT @JTToronto: just tell people to leave the state already! Why Record Heat Is Burning California to a Crisp #climat
quinn43 New study shows record high temps are making #CaliforniaDrought worse. #CAdrought
johnlundin RT @JTToronto: just tell people to leave the state already! Why Record Heat Is Burning California to a Crisp #climat
CHNGStockton RT @CapRadioNews: #CAdrought: Cash For Grass Expands In Sacramento County:
mlamonica Can CA's precious groundwater survive the #cadrought? State's top groundwater expert on how to avoid a catastrophe
rafiusa RT @PoppyDavis: Interesting discussion of why adapting to the #CaDrought won't look much like it did in Australia. OnThePublicRecord http:/…
producebunny 10 California drought myths debunked. Farmers do NOT use most of state's water #CAdrought
CapRadioNews #CAdrought: Cash For Grass Expands In Sacramento County:
PoliticiansTV RT @haroldhedelman: Join me in stopping @Nestle from bottling water from the heart of #CAdrought! @CourageCampaign via @hashtagclimate http…
MikeNiccoABC7 That would easily end our drought. (Sigh....) #CAdrought
Penthos #TexasFloods #indiaheatwave #CAdrought r all "I told you so" examples of #ClimateChange & #globalwarming science has warned of for decades.
MavensNotebook Friday Flashback: Michael Anderson, State Climatologist: Climate, Drought, and Change #cawater #cadrought
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 Comment
  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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