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California Drought Tweets

LizBurakowski RT @NOAANCDC: Apr 22: Drought expanded to cover 100% of California #CAdrought http://t.co/hs7rCq8VH6 #DroughtMonitorhttp://t.co/EzmVubey
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INCRnews RT @BrookeDBarton: Building "water neutral" homes in California's Mojave desert http://t.co/QdklTtpbU1 via @NatGeo @CeresNews @kbhome #CAdr
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kcranews RT @NWSLosAngeles: First time in 15-year history of US Drought Monitor that entire state of CA is in D1-D4 drought. #CAdrought #CAwater htt…
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kcrabienick RT @NWSLosAngeles: First time in 15-year history of US Drought Monitor that entire state of CA is in D1-D4 drought. #CAdrought #CAwater htt…
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WaterFdn RT @BrianStranko: @WaterFdn: Completely agree that it is time to reinvent how we manage our #cawater given #cadrought!
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4horangeco RT @ucanr: This week's #BeAScientist theme: water. How do you conserve? http://t.co/x8E6JyvbzR #drought #saveh2o #cadrought @ucanrwater
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NRDCWater LA Neighborhood Uses #Runoff to Fight #Drought http://t.co/sVg9pRtZKh via @NBCLA #CAdrought #LA
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CarlsonEngineer RT @EdJoyce: #CADrought gets worse. "100% of #California is in moderate to exceptional drought." #cawater http://t.co/5qhj90wI4m http://t.c…
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ucanrwater RT @ucanr: This week's #BeAScientist theme: water. How do you conserve? http://t.co/x8E6JyvbzR #drought #saveh2o #cadrought @ucanrwater
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BrookeDBarton Building "water neutral" homes in California's Mojave desert http://t.co/QdklTtpbU1 via @NatGeo @CeresNews @kbhome #CAdrought #water
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climateone RT @afreedma: Silicon Valley now at epicenter of worst drought in decades http://t.co/W02bHxwYAo #CaDrought http://t.co/RTFjMSpVUc
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ucanr This week's #BeAScientist theme: water. How do you conserve? http://t.co/x8E6JyvbzR #drought #saveh2o #cadrought @ucanrwater
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Infographic: California Drought In Motion — 10 Dry Years Animated Infographic (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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