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California Drought Tweets

AgEnergyMan As drought worsens witness fights on intensity of water use by crop type. Great graphic @nytimes http://t.co/C1ZYMmLqxu #cadrought
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AmWaterJournal Environmentalists slam Dianne Feinstein’s drought bill. http://t.co/bWaSgLdp2P #cawater #cadrought
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ProAgIns California Cotton Acreage Could Dip to 1920s Levels http://t.co/4qbrrLl43K #cawater #cadrought
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cookiesinheaven RT @eartheats: California farmers make tough choices to survive drought http://t.co/DzHg0YS0Nr @nytimes #CA #cadrought
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AmWaterJournal California drought drives well-drilling boom. http://t.co/WYkNuj88iG #cadrought #cawater
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gerowyn56 RT @EdJoyce: #ClimateChange ICYMI: #CADrought Temps 9-12 degrees above normal in California. #cawater http://t.co/qs3UOVXIuQ http://t.co/6w
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CAWaternow New York Times: California’s Thirsting Farmland http://t.co/ec3CecQOdh #water #cadrought #drought
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badabumbadabum RT @ForecastFacts: More bad news for #CAdrought: high temperatures caused snowpack to melt alarmingly quickly. http://t.co/La6MilHHNP
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GeorgioBerti RT @EdJoyce: #ClimateChange ICYMI: #CADrought Temps 9-12 degrees above normal in California. #cawater http://t.co/qs3UOVXIuQ http://t.co/6w
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reedgalen RT @johnmyers: NYT coverage of #cadrought, with this quip from Valley nut grower: "I am not a water hog." http://t.co/FwYHCKDlbL
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frackoff_ RT @OphirBruck: But without mention of #climate or #CAdrought. RT @bruneski: @latimes calls for a moratorium on #fracking in CA http://t.co
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gabbyh RT @johnmyers: NYT coverage of #cadrought, with this quip from Valley nut grower: "I am not a water hog." http://t.co/FwYHCKDlbL
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alevesque25 RT @johnmyers: NYT coverage of #cadrought, with this quip from Valley nut grower: "I am not a water hog." http://t.co/FwYHCKDlbL
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Infographic: California Drought In Motion — 10 Dry Years Animated Infographic (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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