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California Drought Tweets

Ouellette_Mike1 RT @KQEDscience: RT @StanfordJourn: Drought-weakened trees could pose danger this winter, @lindseyhoshaw reports: #…
dCydney RT @reveal: Who's the Wet Prince of Bel Air guzzling 11.8 million gallons during the #CAdrought? We may never know:
h2oexecutive RT @EdJoyce: #CAdrought @usbr says 6 major #California reservoirs at 50% of 15-year average. #cawater
formerfresnan RT @EdJoyce: #CAdrought @usbr says 6 major #California reservoirs at 50% of 15-year average. #cawater
sdwx94 RT @pauliniguez: Working on #CADrought poster for @nwas mtg. Warmth past two years unheard of a century ago. #cawx
DianaMarcum RT @DaleYurongABC30: Dinuba farmer Paul Buxman refuses to let fellow farmer Will Scott Jr. lose his farm due to #CADrought
timrote RT @EdJoyce: #CAdrought @usbr says 6 major #California reservoirs at 50% of 15-year average. #cawater
EdBall_s RT @EdJoyce: #CAdrought @usbr says major #California reservoirs at 50% of 15-year average. #cawater
EnvPolicyCenter RT @WaterFdn: Tipping point for #cadrought? Weather extremes make action more imperative
EnvPolicyCenter RT @EdJoyce: #CAdrought @usbr says 6 major #California reservoirs at 50% of 15-year average. #cawater
DayInnovate RT @saveourwater: Go to for info on how to care for your trees during #CADrought #KeepSavingCA
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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