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California Drought Tweets

weston_mcbride Sacramento on track to have its driest Jan since first official weather observation was made in 1877. http://t.co/Z6bPOjzDlh #cadrought
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kkarra99 RT @saveourwater: WaterWiseTip: Soak More, Rinse Less! When it's time to wash you won't need to rinse first #EveryDropCounts #CAdrought htt…
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ReallyRedding RT @EdJoyce: #California from space Saturday via @NWSSacramento #Redding set a record high of 80! #cawx #CAdrought http://t.co/1gd5k2qkjY
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yaangkemnuch RT @EdJoyce: #California record highs 1/25: Monterey 84°F Oxnard 85°F Santa Cruz 83°F South #LakeTahoe 66°F #CAdrought #cawx http://t.c…
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dongomez__ RT @saveourwater: WaterWiseTip: Soak More, Rinse Less! When it's time to wash you won't need to rinse first #EveryDropCounts #CAdrought htt…
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mdubinko Chance of getting an additional 0.02 inches of rain this week, tripling January's precip numbers. #CADrought
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Aminero83 RT @saveourwater: WaterWiseTip: Soak More, Rinse Less! When it's time to wash you won't need to rinse first #EveryDropCounts #CAdrought htt…
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anne_ragan RT @saveourwater: WaterWiseTip: Soak More, Rinse Less! When it's time to wash you won't need to rinse first #EveryDropCounts #CAdrought htt…
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crystalrinconn RT @saveourwater: WaterWiseTip: Soak More, Rinse Less! When it's time to wash you won't need to rinse first #EveryDropCounts #CAdrought htt…
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withdiaamonds RT @JamusLynch: It's that time of year where I start tweeting a lot more about #CADrought again.
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Judy4SC RT @saveourwater: WaterWiseTip: Soak More, Rinse Less! When it's time to wash you won't need to rinse first #EveryDropCounts #CAdrought htt…
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yvonneduhh RT @saveourwater: WaterWiseTip: Soak More, Rinse Less! When it's time to wash you won't need to rinse first #EveryDropCounts #CAdrought htt…
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coolgirlbg RT @saveourwater: WaterWiseTip: Soak More, Rinse Less! When it's time to wash you won't need to rinse first #EveryDropCounts #CAdrought htt…
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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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