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SaulKCRW If only California's save water public education campaigns were be so vivid. #CAdrought
noahmschlager RT @DanBacher: Tribes slam federal water plan for Klamath River - Hoopa Valley Tribe to protest Wednesday! #NoTunnels #CAdrought http://t.c…
its_thakid RT @RestoretheDelta: Will you help us thru 2015 in flying colors & #StoptheTunnels once & for all? #cadrought http:/…
RestoretheDelta Will you help us thru 2015 in flying colors & #StoptheTunnels once & for all? #cadrought
DianneEmley #sunset. The heavy clouds in August and cooler temps... Sign of #ElNino #CADrought
rob71williams71 RT @CaCities: .@TheCityofSac needed to use 28% less #cawater in June – it saved 34.5%. #cadrought #saveourwater
rob71williams71 RT @CaCities: .@SanJoseInfo needed to cut its #cawater use by 20% -- the community saved 33.1%! #cadrought #saveour
SlaterWaterLaw RT @EdJoyce: #California drought makes containing #RockyFire tougher; Using fire to fight fire #CAdrought http://t.c…
q1a24 RT @jen2seely: Letting water run while doing dishes-not ok. #BB17. @CBSBigBrother we are in CRISIS. #CAdrought #droughtshaming
UCSB87 RT @EdJoyce: 100% of #Oregon, #Washington in severe #drought. California: 71% in extreme drought #CAdrought http://t…
TSPreppersExpo RT @OhloneTactical: #Preppertalk RT @CBSSF Judge rejects California farmers' challenge to water cuts #CAdrought
santinopollio RT @jen2seely: Letting water run while doing dishes-not ok. #BB17. @CBSBigBrother we are in CRISIS. #CAdrought #droughtshaming
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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