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California Drought Tweets

yaangkemnuch RT @EdJoyce: #CAdrought Conservation advocates say #California drought relief package falls short. #cawater http://t.co/y0xLWAJ2Sy http://t…
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ABC30 RT @warmstrongabc30: #cadrought @JerryBrownGov signs $1B emergency #water plan/spending bills for #California - Gov Brown release: http://…
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warmstrongabc30 #cadrought @JerryBrownGov signs $1B emergency #water plan/spending bills for #California - Gov Brown release: http://t.co/CIgu4evxnD @ABC30
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publicvoiceny RT @Earthjustice: Oil & gas undermining precious water supply in worst #CAdrought in 1200 yrs http://t.co/FW93NlyFQu http://t.co/jJv8l7at0u
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BarbaraBarrigan RT @RestoretheDelta: @mwdh2o lobbying in DC to gut ESA protections for SF Bay-Delta estuary. http://t.co/Y2AaDJcKYZ #CAdrought #CaWater #No
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BarbaraBarrigan RT @RestoretheDelta: @mwdh2o lobbying in DC to gut ESA to open pumps for Northern CA water grab! http://t.co/Y2AaDJcKYZ #CADrought #Endange
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BarbaraBarrigan RT @RestoretheDelta: @mwdh2o using LA water rate payer $ to lobby to kill endangered species protection 4 SF Bay-Delta http://t.co/Y2AaDJcK
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SoCalWaterComm RT @JerryBrownGov: This is just one piece of a much larger effort to help those most impacted by the #CADrought: http://t.co/RetmzVHNaN htt…
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Xeno_lith RT @circleofblue: Be part of the #CAdrought conversation. Register today for our call on April 2nd. http://t.co/PQEOkRw65u #water http://t.…
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RestoretheDelta @mwdh2o using LA water rate payer $ to lobby to kill endangered species protection 4 SF Bay-Delta http://t.co/Y2AaDJcKYZ #CADrought #CAWater
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RestoretheDelta @mwdh2o lobbying in DC to gut ESA to open pumps for Northern CA water grab! http://t.co/Y2AaDJcKYZ #CADrought #Endangered Delta smelt
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RestoretheDelta @mwdh2o lobbying in DC to gut ESA protections for SF Bay-Delta estuary. http://t.co/Y2AaDJcKYZ #CAdrought #CaWater #Notunnels
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lvolpi URGENT: Join me to stop @Nestle from bottling water from the heart of #CAdrought! http://t.co/XcuqgdRiL9
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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 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. 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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