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California Drought Tweets

vonchambers RT @NWSHanford: Here's how the #CADrought has gone from bad to worse to horrible. @DroughtGov http://t.co/Pg1PImioIb
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lucybaca Don’t let @RepDavidValadao @DevinNunes & @GOPWhip use #cadrought for their anti-environment agenda! Call ‘em out: http://t.co/f5tHvSBcCq
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ColinMcDuffie RT @NWSHanford: Here's how the #CADrought has gone from bad to worse to horrible. @DroughtGov http://t.co/Pg1PImioIb
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JayFamiglietti Keeping an eye on #CADrought @NASAJPL @PainterSnow Dave Schimel Last Call at the Oasis The Current Crisis @Pivot_TV http://t.co/qCjJHQS9rF
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JSzydlowski_RS RT @R5_Fire_News: Full effect of #cadrought conditions reflected in increased wildfire activity: our acres burned for '14 have tripled in t…
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MorroBayNEP RT @saveourwater: ‘Lawn Dude’ says: ‘Don’t hose me’ in new anti-drought ads in Southern California http://t.co/7mVVFxshzW #saveourwater #ca
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MorroBayNEP RT @saveourwater: California Water-Use Restrictions Begin as Drought Worsens; ‘Lawn Dude’ Campaign Unveiled http://t.co/32zditt3g1 #saveour
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TeamTinaPR RT @s_rsantorini630: “@kevinjcoleman7: Time to start saving water! It's spreading. The #CADrought has gone from bad to worse to horrible. h…
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s_rsantorini630 “@kevinjcoleman7: Time to start saving water! It's spreading. The #CADrought has gone from bad to worse to horrible. http://t.co/3s4196N9Ic
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JJ_Newberry RT @NWSHanford: Here's how the #CADrought has gone from bad to worse to horrible. @DroughtGov http://t.co/Pg1PImioIb
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rdparr1 RT @R5_Fire_News: Full effect of #cadrought conditions reflected in increased wildfire activity: our acres burned for '14 have tripled in t…
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LandscapeObserv RT @350: Save water. Ban fracking. http://t.co/lb8aRUgQ1M #CAdrought
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yayblynn RT @350: Save water. Ban fracking. http://t.co/lb8aRUgQ1M #CAdrought
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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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