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California Drought Tweets

JonBudman RT @NWSSacramento: #California snow pack is only 6% of normal a fraction of the lowest on record for this time of year #cadrought #cawx htt…
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zysong RT @NWSSacramento: #California snow pack is only 6% of normal a fraction of the lowest on record for this time of year #cadrought #cawx htt…
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john_fracisco RT @NWSSacramento: #California snow pack is only 6% of normal a fraction of the lowest on record for this time of year #cadrought #cawx htt…
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kowloonsunday RT @DrKimShepherd: #CAdrought: One picture of Yosemite on March 19th each year demonstrates the water issue facing #California http://t.co/
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Maitenaiz URGENT: Join me to stop @Nestle from bottling water from the heart of #CAdrought! http://t.co/sMI3lhojJ0
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ZoneOneEMC RT @EdJoyce: #CAdrought @NWSSacramento: Driest Jan-Mar in #NorCal & more record high temps in March. #sacwx #cawx #Agriculture http://t.co/
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gburton RT @Sammy_Roth: In #IndianWells, Sen. @ByronDorgan & @sacbee_news writer @WaltersBee urge more #water spending to combat #CAdrought: http:/…
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JohnnyVolk RT @MikeNiccoABC7: Jan .00" Feb 1.47" March .12" MT @NWSBayArea After a promising December, this is driest January - March on record for …
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TreeProf RT @NWSSacramento: #California snow pack is only 6% of normal a fraction of the lowest on record for this time of year #cadrought #cawx htt…
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ropeswing05 RT @NWSSacramento: #California snow pack is only 6% of normal a fraction of the lowest on record for this time of year #cadrought #cawx htt…
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TheBayInstitute RT @CaWaterBoards: As #CAdrought persists, #greywater gets more attention as another source of #water for outdoor use. http://t.co/0ItNXa9L
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TurfTerminators Great photo of our crew at work, taken by our friends @ladailynews #cadrought #turfsup http://t.co/m2JCxYsrco
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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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