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California Drought Tweets

rvrbrt1964 RT @saveourwater: The Drought Is So Bad California Wants To Hire 'Water Cops' http://t.co/rpE0M2g7Em #saveourwater #cadrought
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GetWaterSmart California is in its driest 3 year stretch since 1895. SF, LA, Sac & Fresno logged their driest year ever recorded in 2013. #CAdrought
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saveourwater California agency approves hiring 'water cops' - Washington Times: http://t.co/H3SLOq0fyj via @washtimes #saveourwater #cadrought
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saveourwater L.A. County supervisors order agencies to scale back water use http://t.co/zE9MxESCP8 #saveourwater #cadrought
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ImagineH2O IH2O team @Wellntel making a splash amid the #CADrought in @CBSSF feature! Watch at http://t.co/yc30VezUXt
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saveourwater Lake County departments working to conserve water, address public concerns - http://t.co/xq4p0ryM07 #saveourwater #cadrought
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saveourwater The Drought Is So Bad California Wants To Hire 'Water Cops' http://t.co/rpE0M2g7Em #saveourwater #cadrought
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saveourwater California drought: Are swimming pools a waste of water? - Daily Democrat Online http://t.co/Aoq9HtaumN #saveourwater #cadrought
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SOCIALCURRENCIE RT @saveourwater: Check out: Armstrong Garden Center Offers Tips on Conserving Water - Around Town - http://t.co/QJZ9rSdLWr #saveourwater #…
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saveourwater Check out: Armstrong Garden Center Offers Tips on Conserving Water - Around Town - http://t.co/QJZ9rSdLWr #saveourwater #cadrought
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saveourwater Water conservation studies underway in Madera County http://t.co/EFZSVtYknu #saveourwater #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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